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English definition of “move”

move

noun
 
 
/muːv/
[C] action that a person or organization takes in order to achieve something: a move to do sth Moves to block free access to music on the Internet have met with limited success.a move by sb/sth Economists said a move by Japan to cut interest rates in isolation would have little effect on currency levels.make a move (to do sth) Moves are being made to help future doctors make objective decisions.first/next/latest move Our next move will crucially depend on the latest figures for inflation.a bold/strategic/dramatic move Strategic moves announced with the interim results should strengthen the balance sheet and improve cash flow.a move comes/follows The company's move comes as part of a wider industry crackdown on insurance fraud.applaud/approve/condemn a move Investors are expected to applaud the move.
[S] the process of changing from one system, activity, etc. to another: a move to/into sth Environmentalists have welcomed the move to congestion charging.a move (away) from sth We have incorporated several new concepts in recent months, including a move from commission-only staff to a team bonus structure.
[C] the process of changing the place where you live or work, or trading in a new place: a move from/to/into a place The move into Italy is part of a wider international expansion.
→ See also block move, career move
(Definition of move noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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