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move sb/sth in

verb uk phrasal verb with move   /muːv/ us  
If the police, army, or any group of people in authority move in, or if someone moves them in, they take control or attack, in order to deal with a difficult or dangerous situation: When a company goes out of business, officials usually move in to take control. The decision has been made to move UN troops in to try and stop the fighting.
Translations of “move sb/sth in”
in Chinese (Traditional) 接手, (對…)進行操縱,幹預…
in Chinese (Simplified) 接手, (对…)进行操纵,干预…
(Definition of move sb/sth in from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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