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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
move /muv/USA pronunciation   v.,  moved, mov•ing, n. 
  1. to (cause to) pass from one position to another;
    to change one's place: [no object]She fell down and didn't move.[+ object]Can you move some books off your desk?
  2. to (cause to) change the place where one lives or does business;
    relocate: [no object]She moved to Illinois.[+ object]The company moved him to Dallas.
  3. to (cause to) progress: [no object]Work on the project is moving well.[+ object]The coach really moved his team ahead.
  4. to have a regular motion, as a part of a machine:[no object]The clock doesn't move.
  5. to sell or be sold: [no object]Sales show that the new minivans are moving well.[+ object]The car dealer had to move all of last year's models.
  6. to start off or leave:[no object]I think we'd better be moving.
  7. Chessto transfer a piece in a game, as chess: [no object]Whenever she moved, she always captured one of my pieces.[+ object]He moved the piece slowly forward and said, "Checkmate.''
  8. Physiology(of the bowels) to (cause to) discharge the feces: [no object]His bowels wouldn't move unless he took a laxative.[+ object]He couldn't move his bowels without taking a laxative.
  9. to be active in a particular area:[no object]She moves in the best circles of society.
  10. to cause (someone) to do some action:[+ object + to + verb]Curiosity moved me to open the box.
  11. to affect (someone) with tender emotion or feeling;
    to arouse or touch: [+ object]I was moved by your troubles, so I decided to help you.[+ object + to + object]Her words moved me to anger.
  12. to propose (a motion, etc.) formally, as to a court or judge: [+ (that) clause]I move (that) we all get big raises.[no object]He moved for adjournment.[+ object]The proposal was moved and seconded.
  13. move along, to move from one place to another: [no object]The police urged the crowd to move along.[+ object + along]The police moved the demonstrators along.
  14. move in, [no object]
    • to begin to occupy a place, esp. by bringing in one's possessions:You can move in any time after September 1st.
    • to move toward, often in preparation for an attack:The troops quickly moved in opposite the demonstrators.
  15. move in on, [+ in + on + object] to make threatening and aggressive movements or actions toward:If the giant computer companies move in on our market, we'll be in big trouble.
  16. move off, [no object] to move away from;
    to depart:The enemy troops moved off when the fighter planes came.
  17. move on: 
    • [+ on + object] to attack as a military target.
    • [no object] to begin action on something new:We've debated this for hours; it's time to move on.
    • to leave a position or place: [no object]He moved on to another job.[+ object + on]The police moved the demonstrators on.
  18. move over, [no object] to shift to a nearby place, as to make room for another:Could you please move over; I need to reach my seat.
  19. move up, to (cause to) advance to a higher level: [no object]She moved up quickly in the company.[+ object + up]His father moved him up quickly through the ranks.

n. [countable]
  1. an act or instance of moving;
    movement:stood still and didn't make a move.
  2. a change of location or residence:to make a move to Los Angeles.
  3. an action toward an objective or goal;
    step:He made several moves to take over the company.
  4. Chess(in chess, etc.) a player's right or turn to make a play:It's your move.
  1. Idioms, Informal Termsget a move on, [no object][Informal.]to hasten to act;
    hurry up:Get a move on or we'll be late!
  2. Idiomsmove heaven and earth, to do everything in one's power to bring something about.
  3. Idiomson the move: 
    • busy;
    • going from place to place:We were always on the move in those days because Mom was transferred so often.
    • advancing;
      progressing:young executives on the move.

See -mov-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
move  (mo̅o̅v),USA pronunciation v.,  moved, mov•ing, n. 
  1. to pass from one place or position to another.
  2. to go from one place of residence to another:They moved from Tennessee to Texas.
  3. to advance or progress:The red racing car moved into the lead.
  4. to have a regular motion, as an implement or a machine;
  5. to sell or be sold:That new model is moving well.
  6. to start off or leave:It's time to be moving.
  7. Chessto transfer a piece in a game, as chess or checkers.
  8. Physiology(of the bowels) to discharge or eject the feces;
  9. to be active in a particular sphere:to move in musical society.
  10. to take action;
  11. to make a formal request, application, or proposal:to move for a new trial.

  1. to change from one place or position to another.
  2. to set or keep in motion.
  3. to prompt, actuate, or impel to some action:What moved you to do this?
  4. to arouse or excite the feelings or passions of;
    affect with emotion (usually fol. by to):to move someone to anger.
  5. to affect with tender or compassionate emotion;
    touch:The tale of tragedy moved her.
  6. Chessto transfer (a piece in a game) from one position to another.
  7. to dispose of (goods) by sale.
  8. Physiologyto cause (the bowels) to discharge or eject the feces.
  9. to propose formally, as to a court or judge, or for consideration by a deliberative assembly.
  10. to submit a formal request or proposal to (a court, a sovereign, etc.).
  11. move in, to begin to occupy a place in which to live or work.
  12. Informal Termsmove in on: 
    • 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.
  13. move on, to approach or attack as a military target:The army is moving on the capital itself.
  14. move out, to leave a place in order to start or continue a planned march, maneuver, journey, etc.:The troops will move out of the encampment at dawn.
  15. move over, to change or cause to change to another position, esp. to make room for another:to make space by moving over.
  16. move up, to advance to a higher level.

  1. an act or instance of moving;
  2. a change of location or residence.
  3. an action toward an objective or goal;
    step:a move toward a higher tax.
  4. Chess(in chess, checkers, etc.) a player's right or turn to make a play.
  5. a play or maneuver, as in a game or sport.
  6. Idioms, Informal Termsget a move on, [Informal.]
    • to begin;
      act:We'd better get a move on before it rains.
    • to hurry;
  7. Idioms, Informal Termsmake one's move, [Informal.]to act, esp. to assert oneself at an opportune time.
  8. Idiomson the move: 
    • 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.
  9. Idioms, Slang Termsput moves on, [Slang.]to make sexual advances toward. Also,  make a move on. 
  • Anglo-French mover Latin movēre
  • Middle English meven, moven 1200–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged stir, budge. See  advance. 
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged remove.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged spin, gyrate, rotate, operate.
    • 12.See corresponding entry in Unabridged shift, transfer;
    • 13.See corresponding entry in Unabridged agitate.
    • 14.See corresponding entry in Unabridged influence, induce, incite, instigate, lead.
    • 28.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  motion. 
    • 12.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fix.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
move /muːv/ vb
  1. to go or take from one place to another; change in location or position
  2. (usually intr) to change (one's dwelling, place of business, etc)
  3. to be or cause to be in motion; stir
  4. (intransitive) (of machines, etc) to work or operate
  5. (transitive) to cause (to do something); prompt
  6. (intransitive) to begin to act: move soon or we'll lose the order
  7. (intransitive) to associate oneself with a specified social circle: to move in exalted spheres
  8. (intransitive) to make progress
  9. (transitive) to arouse affection, pity, or compassion in; touch
  10. (in board games) to change the position of (a piece) or (of a piece) to change position
  11. (intransitive) (of merchandise) to be disposed of by being bought
  12. when tr, often takes a clause as object; when intr, often followed by for: to suggest (a proposal) formally, as in debating or parliamentary procedure
  13. (intr; usually followed by on or along) to go away or to another place; leave
  14. to cause (the bowels) to evacuate or (of the bowels) to be evacuated
  1. the act of moving; movement
  2. one of a sequence of actions, usually part of a plan; manoeuvre
  3. the act of moving one's residence, place of business, etc
  4. (in board games) a player's turn to move his piece or take other permitted action
  5. a permitted manoeuvre of a piece
  6. get a move oninformal to get started
  7. to hurry up
  8. on the movetravelling from place to place
  9. advancing; succeeding
  10. very active; busy
Etymology: 13th Century: from Anglo-French mover, from Latin movēre
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