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move

verb uk   /muːv/ us  

move verb (CHANGE POSITION)

A2 [I or T] to (cause to) change position: I'm so cold I can't move my fingers. Will you help me move this table to the back room? Can we move (= change the time of) the meeting from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. ? Don't move! Stay right where you are. I thought I could hear someone moving about/around upstairs. If you move along/over/up (= go further to the side, back, or front) a bit, Tess can sit next to me. Police officers at the scene of the accident were asking passers-by to move along/on (= to go to a different place). Come on, it's time we were moving (= time for us to leave). Let's stay here tonight, then move on (= continue our journey) tomorrow morning. [I or T] to change the position of one of the pieces used in a board game : In chess, the pieces can only move in certain directions.
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move verb (CHANGE PLACE)

B1 [I] to go to a different place to live or work: We're moving to Paris. They've bought a new house, but it will need a lot of work before they can move into it/move in. I hear Paula has moved in with her boyfriend (= gone to live in his house). The couple next door moved away (= went to live somewhere else) last year. A lot of businesses are moving out of London because it's too expensive.move house B1 UK to leave your home in order to live in a new one: We're moving house next week.
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move verb (PROGRESS)

[I or T] to (cause to) progress, change, or happen in a particular way or direction: The judge's decision will allow the case to move forward. If you want to move ahead in your career, you'll have to work harder. Share prices moved up/down slowly yesterday. Sophie has been moved up/down a grade at school. It's time this company moved into (= started to take advantage of the benefits of) the computer age.
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move verb (CAUSE)

[T] to cause someone to take action: [+ obj + to infinitive ] formal I can't imagine what could have moved him to say such a thing.

move verb (CHANGE OPINION)

[I or T] to (cause to) change an opinion or the way in which you live or work: He's made up his mind, and nothing you can say will move him on the issue. More and more people are movingaway from/towards vegetarianism.

move verb (FEELINGS)

B2 [T] to cause someone to have strong feelings, such as sadness, sympathy, happiness, or admiration: She said that she was deeply moved by all the letters of sympathy she had received. It was such a sad film that it moved him to tears (= made him cry).

move verb (SELL)

[I or T] informal to sell: No one wants to buy these toys - we just can't move them. This new shampoo is moving really fast.

move verb (BE WITH PEOPLE)

[I + adv/prep] to spend time with people: She moves in/among a very small circle of people.

move verb (SUGGEST)

[I or T] specialized politics, law to suggest something, especially formally at a meeting or in a law court: A vote was just about to be taken when someone stood up and said that they wished to move an amendment. [+ that] I should like to move that the proposal be accepted. Your Honour, we wish to move for dismissal of the charges.

move verb (PASS)

[I or T] polite word (used especially by doctors and nurses) to pass the contents of the bowels out of the body: The doctor asked him if he'd moved his bowels that day.

move

noun uk   /muːv/ us  

move noun (CHANGE OF POSITION)

C2 [S] an act of moving: She held the gun to his head and said, "One move and you're dead!" I hate the way my boss watches my every move (= watches everything I do). [C] in some board games, a change of the position of one of the pieces used to play the game, or a change of position that is allowed by the rules, or a player's turn to move their piece: It takes a long time to learn all the moves in chess. It's your move.
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move noun (CHANGE OF PLACE)

C1 [C] an occasion when you go to live or work in a different place: We've had four moves in three years.
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move noun (ACTION)

C1 [C] an action taken to achieve something: Buying those shares was a good move. This move towards improving childcare facilities has been widely welcomed. [+ to infinitive] The council is making a move to ban traffic in some parts of the city.make the first move to be the first to take action: Neither side seems prepared to make the first move towards reaching a peace agreement. informal to start a romantic or sexual relationship with someone: She's liked him for ages, but doesn't want to make the first move.
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