move-in

[ moov-in ]
/ ˈmuvˌɪn /

noun Informal.

an act or instance of occupying a living or working place: The offices will be ready for move-in soon.

Origin of move-in

noun use of verb phrase move in

Definition for move in (2 of 2)

Origin of move

1200–50; Middle English meven, moven < Anglo-French moverLatin movēre

OTHER WORDS FROM move

coun·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

synonym study for move

1. See advance. 22. See motion.
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British Dictionary definitions for move in (1 of 2)

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)

British Dictionary definitions for move in (2 of 2)

move
/ (muːv) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for move

C13: from Anglo-French mover, from Latin movēre
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Idioms and Phrases with move in (1 of 2)

move in

1

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]

2

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)

move

In addition to the idioms beginning with move

  • move a muscle
  • move heaven and earth
  • move in
  • move on
  • move up

also see:

  • get a move on
  • on the move

Also see undermover.

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