move

move
move1 [ muv ] verb ***
▸ 1 change position
▸ 2 progress/develop
▸ 3 live in a different place
▸ 4 begin doing
▸ 5 change subject/time etc.
▸ 6 change opinion
▸ 7 affect someone emotionally
▸ 8 sell and get rid of
▸ 9 go very fast
▸ 10 make formal proposal
▸ 11 leave a place
▸ 12 spend time with group
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) intransitive or transitive to change position, or to make someone or something change position:
Could you help me move the bookcase away from the wall?
The traffic was barely moving.
The boat was now moving swiftly over the water.
a ) intransitive to change your position or go to a different place:
She moved quickly toward the door.
It was so hot that I didn't feel like moving.
move around (=to go from one place to another): We'll be moving around a lot, and you may be unable to reach us.
b ) intransitive or transitive to change the position of objects that you use for playing games on boards:
I think you'll find you only moved three squares instead of four.
2. ) intransitive to progress or develop in a particular way:
Management is moving in a new direction.
Events were moving rapidly.
3. ) intransitive or transitive to begin to live in a different house or area:
We're moving next week.
move to: Jill's moved to Boston.
move house: Moving house can be quite a stressful experience.
4. ) intransitive to begin doing something in order to achieve a goal or solve a problem:
The police moved swiftly to prevent a riot.
5. ) intransitive to change from one subject to another in a discussion, speech, piece of writing, etc.:
We need to move to the next item on the agenda.
a ) intransitive or transitive to change from one activity, interest, situation, etc. to another:
move toward: The country has only recently begun moving toward democracy.
move from/to: She moved from studying law to studying medicine.
b ) transitive to change the time or date of an event, meeting, activity, etc.:
I'd like to move my appointment to 9:30.
6. ) intransitive or transitive to persuade someone to change their opinion or decision, or to be persuaded to change yours:
He refuses to move on the salary issue.
a ) transitive to influence someone to do something:
It was his anger that moved him to speak up.
After her success, she felt moved to help other people.
7. ) transitive to affect someone emotionally, especially by making them feel sad and serious:
You can't fail to be moved by the plight of these people.
8. ) intransitive or transitive INFORMAL to get rid of something by selling it:
We couldn't move the stuff even at half the price.
9. ) intransitive INFORMAL to go or travel very fast:
We're really moving now!
10. ) intransitive or transitive to make a formal proposal at a meeting or in court:
I move that we adjourn.
move for: It's likely the other side will move for a retrial.
11. ) intransitive MAINLY SPOKEN to leave a place:
It's time to be moving.
12. ) intransitive if you move in a particular world, circle, society, etc., you spend time with people who belong to that particular group or social class:
We move in such different circles I'm surprised we ever met.
move it MAINLY SPOKEN
to hurry:
We'd better move it; we're late.
move with the times
to change your ideas or behavior as the world or the situation changes
,move a`long phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive to leave a place when someone in authority tells you to:
The police were telling us to move along.
a ) transitive to tell someone to move away from a place:
A guy in a uniform was moving some kids along.
2. ) intransitive or transitive to progress or develop, or to make something progress or develop:
The trial continues to move along.
It's up to the committee to move the process along.
,move `in phrasal verb intransitive
to start living in a different house or apartment:
We're moving in next week.
a. to start living in the same place as someone else:
move in with: He's moving in with his friends from college.
b. to move closer to a person or place, for example to arrest or attack them:
The troops moved in while the enemy was sleeping.
,move `in on phrasal verb transitive
1. ) move in on something to try to control something that someone else controlled before:
A number of competitors are moving in on our sales territory.
2. ) move in on someone/something to get closer to a person or place, especially to arrest or attack them:
The police are beginning to move in on their principal suspects.
,move `into phrasal verb transitive move into something
1. ) to start living or operating a business in a place:
We're moving into an office in the new building downtown.
2. ) to begin a new business or new type of business:
They're planning to move into publishing.
,move `off phrasal verb intransitive
if a vehicle moves off, it starts to move
,move `on phrasal verb intransitive
1. ) to leave one place and travel to another:
They stay for only a few days before moving on.
2. ) to stop discussing or doing something and begin discussing or doing something different:
move on to: Let's move on to the next question.
3. ) to change your ideas, attitudes, behavior, etc.:
We like to think we've moved on as a society since the days of racial segregation.
Public opinion has moved on a great deal since then.
,move `out phrasal verb intransitive
permanently to leave the house or apartment where you live or the place where you have your business:
The house has been sold, and we're moving out.
,move `over phrasal verb intransitive
to change your position in order to make space for someone or something else:
She moved over to let me pass.
,move `up phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive to go to a better job, higher level, etc.:
Interest rates are beginning to move up.
He's been moved up to the position of manager.
2. ) intransitive BRITISH to change your position to make space for someone or something:
Could everyone move up a bit, please?
move up in the world HUMOROUS
to improve your social status, for example by getting a better job
move
move 2 [ muv ] noun count ***
1. ) something you do in order to achieve a goal or solve a problem, often one of a series of things:
Abolishing the tax altogether would be a bold move.
She's going to have to plan her next move carefully.
2. ) a change in an activity, career, situation, etc.:
He reports an upward move in the stock market.
move toward: The new law is a move toward equality.
move into: He's considering a move into politics.
a ) a change in the place where you live or work:
We're considering a move to the city.
3. ) a change in the position of one of the objects used in games played on boards:
Take a move forward one square.
a ) a player's opportunity to change the position of an object in a board game:
It's your move.
b ) a way in which a player is allowed to change the position of an object in a board game
follow/watch someone's every move
to watch someone very carefully, especially in order to find out if they are doing something wrong or illegal:
I felt like the supervisor was watching my every move.
get a move on SPOKEN
used for telling someone to hurry:
Get a move on or we'll miss our flight.
make a move
1. ) to change position or move in a particular way or direction:
Don't make a move; they'll see you.
make a move for/toward: He made a quick move for his gun.
2. ) to start doing something to achieve a goal or solve a problem:
No one made a move to help.
3. ) BRITISH INFORMAL to begin to leave a place:
We should make a move before it gets any later.
make a move on someone INFORMAL
to try to start sexual activity with someone
make no move
to do nothing:
She made no move to help with the cleaning.
on the move
1. ) traveling from place to place:
We'll be on the move next week, so you won't be able to reach us.
2. ) INFORMAL busy or active all the time:
He's always on the move and never has time to talk.
3. ) INFORMAL developing or progressing quickly:
It's an industry on the move.
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Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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