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I UK [muːv] / US [muv] verb
Word forms "move":
present tense I/you/we/they move he/she/it moves present participle moving past tense moved past participle moved
1) [intransitive/transitive] to change position, or to make someone or something change position

Could you help me move the bookcase away from the wall?

The traffic was barely moving.

The boat was now moving swiftly over the water.

It was so hot that I didn't feel like moving.

a) [intransitive] to go to a different place

She moved quickly towards the door.

move around (= to go from one place to another):

We'll be moving around a lot, and you may be unable to reach us.

b) [intransitive/transitive] to change the position of objects that you use for playing games on boards

I think you'll find you only moved three places instead of four.

2) [intransitive] to progress or develop in a particular way

Management is moving in a new direction.

Events were moving rapidly.

3) [intransitive/transitive] to begin to live in a different house or area

We're moving next week.

move to:

Jill's moved to Boston.

move house:

Moving house can be quite a stressful experience.

4) [intransitive] to begin doing something in order to achieve an aim or solve a problem

The police moved swiftly to prevent a riot.

5) [intransitive] to change from one subject to another in a discussion, speech, piece of writing etc

We need to move to the next item on the agenda.

a) [intransitive/transitive] to change from one activity, interest, situation etc to another
move towards:

The country has only recently begun moving towards democracy.

move from/to:

She moved from studying law to studying medicine.

b) [transitive] to change the time or date of an event, meeting, activity etc

I'd like to move my appointment to 9.30.

6)
a) [intransitive/transitive] to persuade someone to change their opinion or decision, or to be persuaded to change yours

He refuses to move on the salary issue.

b) [transitive] to influence someone to do something

It was his anger that moved him to speak up.

After her success, she felt moved to help other people.

7) [transitive] to affect someone emotionally, especially by making them feel sad and serious

You can't fail to be moved by the plight of these people.

8) [intransitive] if you move in a particular world, circle, society etc, you spend time with people who belong to that particular group or social class

We move in such different circles that I'm surprised we ever met.

9) [intransitive/transitive] informal to get rid of something by selling it

We couldn't move the stuff even at half the price.

10) [intransitive] informal to go or travel very fast

We're really moving now!

11) [intransitive/transitive] to make a formal proposal at a meeting or in court

I move that we adjourn.

move for:

It's likely the other side will move for a retrial.

12) [intransitive] mainly spoken to leave a place

It's time to be moving.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [muːv] / US [muv] noun [countable]
Word forms "move":
singular move plural moves
1) something that you do in order to achieve an aim or solve a problem, often one of a series of things

Abolishing the tax altogether would be a bold move.

She's going to have to plan her next move carefully.

2) a change in the place where you live or work

We're considering a move to the city.

3) a change in an activity, career, situation etc

He reports an upward move in the stock market.

move towards:

The new law is a move towards equality.

move into:

He's considering a move into politics.

4) a change in the position of one of the objects used in board games

Take a move forwards one square.

a) a player's opportunity to change the position of an object in a board game

It's your move.

b) a way in which a player is allowed to change the position of an object in a board game

follow/watch someone's every move — to watch someone very carefully, especially in order to find out if they are doing something wrong or illegal

I felt like the supervisor was watching my every move.

See:
false move, first

English dictionary. 2014.

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