Translation of "move" - English-German dictionary


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)

movement noun

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

die Bewegung
The animal turned sideways with a swift movement.


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

the art of moving gracefully or expressively

die Bewegung
She teaches movement and drama.

an organization or association

die Bewegung
the Scout movement.

the moving parts of a watch, clock etc

das Gehwerk
The movement of the watch requires some adjustment.

a section of a large-scale piece of music

der Satz
the third movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

a general tendency towards a habit, point of view etc

die Entwicklung
There’s a movement towards simple designs in clothing these days.
movie /-vi/ noun

(especially American)

a cinema film

der Film
a horror movie.

(in plural

das Kino
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

get a move on

to hurry or move quickly

einen Zahn zulegen
Get a move on, or you’ll be late!
make a move

to move at all

sich rühren
If you make a move, I’ll shoot you!

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

sich bewegen (in Richtung)
He made a move for the door.
move along

to keep moving, not staying in one place

weitergehen, -bewegen
The police told the crowd to move along.
move heaven and earth

to do everything that one possibly can

Himmel und Hölle in Bewegung setzen
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

They’re moving house next week.
move in

to go into and occupy a house etc

We can move in on Saturday.
move off

(of vehicles etc) to begin moving away

sich in Bewegung setzen
The bus moved off just as I got to the bus stop.
move out

to leave, cease to live in, a house etc

She has to move out before the new owners arrive.
move up

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

sich von der Stelle bewegen
Move up and let me sit down, please.
on the move

moving from place to place

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


in Bewegung
The frontiers of scientific knowledge are always on the move.

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