[ moov-in ]
/ ˈmuvˌɪn /
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an act or instance of occupying a living or working place: The offices will be ready for move-in soon.
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Origin of move-in
Noun use of verb phrase move in
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How to use move-in in a sentence
On move-in day I opened the front door to a pungent, musky odor of pure mold.George Washington University’s Housing Horrors|Miranda Green|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Today, many schools are using social-networking techniques to make sure there are no surprises come move-in day.How to Choose a College Roommate|Kathleen Kingsbury|August 30, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The sheer ruthlessness of the Throg move-in left him momentarily weak.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
In a word, our move-in was a local festival; everyone took part.
British Dictionary definitions for move-in
verb (mainly adverb)
Also: (when preposition) move into (also preposition) to occupy or take possession of (a new residence, place of business, etc) or help (someone) to do this
(intr often foll by on) informal to creep close (to), as in preparing to capture
(intr often foll by on) informal to try to gain power or influence (over) or interfere (with)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with move-in
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]
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