Translation of "move" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /muːv/ us /muv/ present participle moving, past tense and past participle moved

A2 to change place or position, or to make something change place or position

We moved the chairs to another room.
Someone was moving around upstairs.

B1 to go to a different place

Eventually, she moved to Germany.
She’s moving into a new apartment.

to make someone feel sad

I was deeply moved by his speech.
move house UK

B1 to leave your home in order to live in a new one

move heaven and earth

to do everything you can to achieve something

mover cielo y tierra
He’ll move heaven and earth to get it done on time.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /muːv/ us /muv/

something that you do in order to achieve something or to make progress in a situation

‘I’ve told her she’s got to find somewhere else to live.’ ‘Good move!’
The latest policies are clearly a move towardsa move toward democracy.
a good career move

an occasion when you go to live or work in a different place

mudanza, cambio
The move will cost us a lot of money.
get a move on

to hurry

darse prisa
Come on, get a move on!

(Translation of “move” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /muːv/

to (cause to) change position or go from one place to another

He moved his arm
Don’t move!
Please move your car.

to change houses

We’re moving on Saturday.

to affect the feelings or emotions of

I was deeply moved by the film.
movable adjective ( moveable)

movible, móvil
movement noun

(an act of) changing position or going from one point to another

The animal turned sideways with a swift movement.


In this play there is a lot of discussion, but not much movement.

the art of moving gracefully or expressively

expresión corporal
She teaches movement and drama.

an organization or association

the Scout movement.

the moving parts of a watch, clock etc

The movement of the watch requires some adjustment.

a section of a large-scale piece of music

the third movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

a general tendency towards a habit, point of view etc

movimiento, tendencia
There’s a movement towards simple designs in clothing these days.
movie /-vi/ noun

(especially American)

a cinema film

a horror movie.

(in plural with the) the cinema and films in general

I go to the movies at leat once a week.
moving adjective

having an effect on the emotions etc

a very moving speech.
movingly adverb

de una manera conmovedora
He spoke movingly of his late father.
get a move on

(informal) to hurry or move quickly

darse prisa
Get a move on, or you’ll be late!
make a move

to move at all

hacer un gesto, moverse
If you make a move, I’ll shoot you!

(with foror towards) to move (in the direction of)

He made a move for the door.
move along phrasal verb

to keep moving, not staying in one place

The police told the crowd to move along.
move heaven and earth

to do everything that one possibly can

remover cielo y tierra
He would move heaven and earth to get a ticket for the cup final.
move house

to change one’s home or place of residence

mudarse de casa, trasladarse
They’re moving house next week.
move in phrasal verb

to go into and occupy a house etc

We can move in on Saturday.
move off phrasal verb

(of vehicles etc) to begin moving away

arrancar, marcharse
The bus moved off just as I got to the bus stop.
move out phrasal verb

to leave, cease to live in, a house etc

irse, marcharse
She has to move out before the new owners arrive.
move up phrasal verb

to move in any given direction so as to make more space

Move up and let me sit down, please.
on the move

moving from place to place

viajar, desplazarse
With his kind of job, he’s always on the move.


en progreso
The frontiers of scientific knowledge are always on the move.

(Translation of “move” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)