Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “move”

See all translations

move

verb
 
 
/muːv/
[I or T] to go to a different place in order to live or work, or to make someone do this: The company announced it would be moving staff from Houston to Dallas early next year.move to/into a place I got a promotion last year that meant moving to Brussels. For many years the trend has been for people to move from rural to urban areas.
[I or T] if a store, office, factory, etc. moves, or if someone moves it, it becomes situated in another place: move to/from a place The bank's headquarters have now moved to Amsterdam.move offices/headquarters/operations Airline operations are in the process of being moved to Terminal 2.
[I or T] to change the job that you do, or to make someone do this: If you're not happy working in your current team, we can move you.move sb to sth After only six months at the firm, he was moved to sales.move to/from/into sth She wants to move into corporate finance.
[I] to take action or make progress: One financial analyst said the court decision could prompt the company to move more quickly on the issue.move ahead/forward/away from sth The state is moving ahead with legislation reforms for small businesses.
[I or T] COMMERCE if a product moves, or if a store, company, etc. moves it, it sells quickly: Our latest range of Internet TVs is really moving.
formal MEETINGS to officially suggest something during a meeting: move that I move that we adopt the resolution.
(Definition of move verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of move?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “move” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ellipsis

a situation in which words are left out of a sentence but the sentence can still be understood

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More