Origin of move-in
Definition for move in (2 of 2)
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.
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
British Dictionary definitions for move in (1 of 2)
verb (mainly adverb)
British Dictionary definitions for move in (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 move in (1 of 2)
Begin to occupy a residence or working place, as in We are scheduled to move in next month, or Helen is moving in with her sister. [Late 1800s]
move in on. Intrude on; also, try to take over or get control of. For example, Their sales force is moving in on our territory, or The police moved in on the gang. [Mid-1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with move in (2 of 2)
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.