move verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “move” - Learner’s Dictionary


CHANGE PLACE [I] B1 If a person or an organization moves, they go to a different place to live or work: Eventually, he moved to Germany. She's moving into a new apartment. Our children have all moved away.Changing homes and moving
POSITION [I, T] A2 to change place or position, or to make something change place or position: We moved the chairs to another room. I can't cut your hair if you keep moving. Someone was moving around upstairs.General words for movementTransferring and transporting objectsChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
move ahead/along/forward, etc to make progress with something that you have planned to do: The department is moving ahead with changes to its teaching programme.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
ACTION [I] to take action: [+ to do sth] The company moved swiftly to find new products.Acting and actsDealing with things or people
TIME [T] to change the time or order of something: We need to move the meeting back a few days.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
FEELING [T] B2 to make someone have strong feelings of sadness or sympathy: [often passive] I was deeply moved by his speech. Many people were moved to tears (= were so sad they cried). →  Compare unmoved Making people sad, shocked and upsetStrong feelings
move house UK B1 to leave your home in order to live in a new oneChanging homes and moving
(Definition of move verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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