But, we all agreed that this was a great opportunity, my chance to “get out” of the small town and to “move up” in the world.
In the interest of balanced journalism, I move up one car to experience a fresh landscape.
He cited a tax study that showed New York was 48th out of 50 states in its tax burden, a move up two slots from the bottom spot.
The pilot had earlier called air-traffic control reporting heavy clouds and asked to move up to 38,000 feet from 32,000 feet.
What kind of legacy are we leaving to our children when the ability to move up in a competitive world is denied them?
This supported the end of the inclined stake firmly, so that it could not move up or down.
And on his way there he tells all the buffaloes he meets to move up also.
After dinner, when the wagon returned to camp, I instructed Parent to move up the river fully a mile.
But let us move up and hear the determination of the opposition relative to the banquet.
But the middle of September had come and gone before General Sibley felt ready to move up the river.
late 13c., from Anglo-French mover, Old French movoir "to move, get moving, set out; set in motion; introduce" (Modern French mouvoir), from Latin movere "move, set in motion; remove; disturb" (past participle motus, frequentative motare), from PIE root *meue- "to push away" (cf. Sanskrit kama-muta "moved by love" and probably mivati "pushes, moves;" Lithuanian mauti "push on;" Greek ameusasthai "to surpass," amyno "push away").
Intransitive sense developed in Old French and came thence to English, though it now is rare in French. Meaning "to affect with emotion" is from c.1300; that of "to prompt or impel toward some action" is from late 14c. Sense of "to change one's place of residence" is from 1707. Meaning "to propose (something) in an assembly, etc.," is first attested mid-15c. Related: Moved; moving.
mid-15c., "proposal," from move (v.). From 1650s in the gaming sense. Meaning "act of moving" is from 1827. Phrase on the move "in the process of going from one place to another" is from 1796; get a move on "hurry up" is Americal English colloquial from 1888 (also, and perhaps originally, get a move on you).
To buy a more expensive or more cherished thing: The smoker is exhorted to ''move up'' to a particular brand of cigarettes, the motorist to a new car (1970s+)