move meaning

[ mu:v ] Pronunciation:   "move" in a sentence
Verb: move  moov
  1. Change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"
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Noun: move  moov
  1. The act of deciding to do something
    "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer" 
  2. The act of changing your residence or place of business
    "they say that three moves equal one fire"
    - relocation 
  3. A change of position that does not entail a change of location
    "an impatient move of his hand"
    - motion, movement, motility 
  4. The act of changing location from one place to another
    "his move put him directly in my path"
    - motion, movement 
  5. (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

Derived forms: moved, moves, moving

See also: motion, movable, move back, move on, move out, move over, moveable, movement, mover

Type of: advise, alter, cause, change, conclusion, decision, determination, do, flog [Brit], live, make, play, propose, sell, suggest, turn, vary

Antonym: stand still, stay

Encyclopedia: Move


[American slang]
to travel from one place to another.
  The whole family moved from Denver to Chicago.
  We moved to the country.

[Business]
verb, noun

verb

1 [no obj]

to change the place where you live or work or where sth is situated:

The company is moving to Madrid.

He is willing to move in order to find work, if necessary.

RELOCATE

2 [+ obj]

to make sb change from one job, department, etc. to another:

I'm being moved to the New York office.

They moved her sideways

(= gave her a different job that was not at a higher level).

3 [no obj] (used with an adverb or a preposition)

to make progress in the way or direction mentioned:

Share prices moved ahead today.

The project is moving on steadily.

She moved up rapidly through the company.

Recruitment is not moving as fast as we'd hoped.

4 [+ obj]

to suggest sth formally so that it can be discussed and decided:

I move that a vote be taken.

He moved a recommendation that the shareholders accept the bid.

SYN PUT STH FORWARD

5 [+ obj or no obj]

to be sold very quickly; to make sth be sold very quickly:

High street fashion is moving fast.

Even heavier advertising failed to move the goods.

movement noun [C,U]:

laws to allow free movement of goods and services

There has been no movement in oil prices.

TIME noun

PHRASAL VERBS

move on (to sth)

1

to progress or start sth new, especially when this means forgetting the past:

It's time for me to move on and allow the company's new management team to do its job.

2

to start discussing sth else:

Can we move on to the next item on the agenda?

move over to sth

to change to doing or using sth different:

We had to persuade our production team that it was time to move over to the new software.

noun [C]

CAREER MOVE

1

an action that you do or need to do to achieve sth:

The management have made no move to settle the strike.

Selling the smaller stores was seen as a good move.

2

a change in ideas, attitudes, or behaviour:

There was a move away from rail freight to transportation by road.

3

an act of changing the place where you live or work, or where sth is situated:

What's the date of your move?

The move from London to Manchester was a success for the business.

Her new job is just a sideways move

(= a change to a new job at the same level.


[Medicine]
vb moved; mov·ing vi
1 : to go or pass from one place to another
2 of the bowels : to eject fecal matter : EVACUATE
¦ vt
1 : to change the place or position of
2 : to cause (the bowels) to void

Examples

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  1. the mp moved an amendment to the bill.
  2. they halt to consider their next move.
  3. he moved to leeds and set up as a printer.
  4. the furniture is too cumbersome to move.
  5. well, let us move on to the next item.

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