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English definition of “move sb/sth in”

move sb/sth in

verb uk phrasal verb with move   /muːv/ us  
If the police, army, or any group of people in authority move in, or if someone moves them in, they take control or attack, in order to deal with a difficult or dangerous situation: When a company goes out of business, officials usually move in to take control. The decision has been made to move UN troops in to try and stop the fighting.Attacking and invading
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