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.
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Idioms for move
- to begin; act: We'd better get a move on before it rains.
- to hurry; hasten.
- busy; active: on the move from morning till night.
- going from place to place: Infantry units have been on the move all day.
- advancing; progressing: an industry on the move.
Origin of move
SYNONYMS FOR move
OTHER WORDS FROM movecoun·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
Words nearby move
Example sentences from the Web for moved
When it became too crowded, they moved her into an open casket on the street.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So when my wife and I moved to Laurel Canyon I spent my first year working night and day on the show.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still other people have moved away from the word “diet” altogether.
The local misses what could have been if they had moved someplace distant and different.
He moved to Afghanistan and then back to Pakistan via Quetta and is now in Karachi.
The troops had moved on, save the detail singled for police duty.The Rustler of Wind River|G. W. Ogden
He might pretend to cynicism to hide his deep pleasure in it; none the less, he was moved profoundly.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
Once he moved cautiously toward the place they had prepared for Diane.Brood of the Dark Moon|Charles Willard Diffin
Still we moved forward with such order as was under the conditions permissible.History of Kershaw's Brigade|D. Augustus Dickert
Coupeau moved the chairs forward and seated Gervaise by the curtain.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for moved
- 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 moved
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.