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
Examples from the Web for move
The other songs go in to lesser percentages of “me” as you move along.
Those threats prompted Lozoya to move her family to California for a time until things cooled down, she said in an interview.
So not only will the GOP have control in the Senate, it will move the center of gravity on Capitol Hill hard to starboard.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It|Michael Tomasky|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Youssef said the jailings are not only driving the community underground but pushing many to move abroad.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pilot had earlier called air-traffic control reporting heavy clouds and asked to move up to 38,000 feet from 32,000 feet.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She saw in them, it is true, a reflex of her own power—and that pleased, but it did not move her.Mary Marston|George MacDonald
She cannot now even walk across the room, nor can she move from one chair to another without great help.Story of My Life, volumes 1-3|Augustus J. C. Hare
Therefore, when we only want to move electricity from place to place, we want relatively large, "good" conductors.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist|Eric B. Wilson
I was too frightened to move for several minutes, but when I looked up the ceiling was back in place as if nothing had touched it.Seeing Things at Night|Heywood Broun
He felt a burning curiosity to rise and look out, but he restrained it and did not move.The Candidate|Joseph Alexander Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for move
- 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
Word Origin and History for move (1 of 2)
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.
Word Origin and History for move (1 of 2)
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).
Idioms and Phrases with move
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.