move-out

[ moov-out ]
/ ˈmuvˌaʊt /

noun

an act or instance of vacating a living or working place: With so many business move-outs, the local economy is suffering.

Nearby words

  1. move in,
  2. move on,
  3. move out,
  4. move up,
  5. move-in,
  6. moveable,
  7. moveless,
  8. movelessly,
  9. movement,
  10. mover

Origin of move-out

noun use of verb phrase move out

Origin of move

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

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

Synonym study

1. See advance. 22. See motion.

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British Dictionary definitions for move out

move out

verb

(adverb) to vacate a residence, place of business, etc, or help (someone) to do this

move

/ (muːv) /

verb

noun


Word Origin for move

C13: from Anglo-French mover, from Latin movēre

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Word Origin and History for move out
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with move out

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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