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.outmove, verb (used with object), out·moved, out·mov·ing.un·moved, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for move
He captures all the different issues a president deals with and moves from one to the next.
I notice he moves at a slightly slower pace than everyone else, and keeps his gestures compact.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
BBC producer Jeane McCallum: “May be time for a return to Cuba before McDonalds moves in.”Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor|Michael Moynihan|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cop reholsters his gun, and it seems to have ended with no further bloodshed as he moves to retrieve the knife.
Amir moves from a swaggering hotshot who seems to know it all to a broken man now questioning everything.Religion, Race, and a Broadway Hit: The Making of ‘Disgraced’|Tim Teeman|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our job is to get the Doctor down here to look at that prize specimen before it moves off to the Deep Hole.The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle|Hugh Lofting
They both breathed aloud now and Lytton moaned at each acute effort he made to meet and check his enemy's moves.Bruce of the Circle A|Harold Titus
Its adhesion being overcome in the least possible degree, it moves in the same degree tangentially.
Turn the upper of the two dials until the hand of the meter beside it moves up to 2700 exactly.The Infra-Medians|Sewell Peaslee Wright
Again it moves, but this time it points upward, as if to indicate that the treasure had disappeared from the earth.Clever Hans|Oskar Pfungst
British Dictionary definitions for move
- 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 move
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.