[ 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.



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Origin of move-in

Noun use of verb phrase move in Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for move-in

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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Idioms and Phrases with move-in

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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