verb (used without object), moved, mov·ing.
verb (used with object), moved, mov·ing.
- to approach or make advances toward usurping another's success, authority, position, or the like.
- to take aggressive steps to control or possess: The company has not yet moved in on the consumer market.
- to leave or go away: I’ve been in this job ten years and it’s time to move on.
- to approach or attack as a military target: The army is moving on the capital itself.
- to progress or change: Those hats were popular once, but fashion has moved on.
- to move past an upsetting experience and go on with one’s life.
- to begin; act: We'd better get a move on before it rains.
- to hurry; hasten.
- busy; active: on the move from morning till night.
- going from place to place: Infantry units have been on the move all day.
- advancing; progressing: an industry on the move.
Origin of move
SYNONYMS FOR move
Related formscoun·ter·move, nouncoun·ter·move, verb, coun·ter·moved, coun·ter·mov·ing.out·move, verb (used with object), out·moved, out·mov·ing.un·moved, adjective
Examples from the Web for countermove
This assembly to be made up exclusively of antiques was her countermove.The Faith Doctor|Edward Eggleston
Edward and Louis, irritated at the success of this countermove, waited patiently and renewed their alliance.The History of England|T.F. Tout
Perhaps Simon would give Sophia some hint about the countermove he must be planning.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
Our countermove—the Tibet Expedition—must have been a crushing and unexpected blow to Russia.The Unveiling of Lhasa|Edmund Candler
He made a false accusation against the dresser, who, on his part, made a countermove.At the Court of the Amr|John Alfred Gray
British Dictionary definitions for countermove (1 of 2)
Derived Formscountermovement, noun
British Dictionary definitions for countermove (2 of 2)
- a player's turn to move his piece or take other permitted action
- a permitted manoeuvre of a piece
- to get started
- to hurry up
- travelling from place to place
- advancing; succeeding
- very active; busy
Word Origin for move
Idioms and Phrases with countermove
In addition to the idioms beginning with move
- move a muscle
- move heaven and earth
- move in
- move on
- move up
- get a move on
- on the move
Also see undermover.