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English definition of “move”

move

verb (CHANGE POSITION)    /muːv/
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.General words for movement [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.Board games - general words
(Definition of move verb (CHANGE POSITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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