Move for an adjournment.
Moved the new merchandise quickly.
Words that have the power to move.
A move to halt the arms race.
An example of move is picking up a box in one place and bringing it to another.
An example of move is walking.
Woolens move slowly in the summer.
To move in artistic circles.
Stocks moved lower in heavy trading yesterday.
Move for a new trial.
She always gets spontaneous applause for that one move.
He can win a match with that one move.
The move into my fiancé's house took two long days.
They were pleased about their move to the country.
I am worried about our boss's move.
It was a smart move to bring on a tall striker to play against the smaller defenders.
- To get started; get going.
- To make intrusive advances toward; intrude on.
- To attempt to seize control of:Moving in on their territory.
- Busily moving about; active:A nurse is on the move all day.
- Going from one place to another:Troops on the move.
- Making progress; advancing:A technology that is clearly on the move.
- to start moving
- to hurry; go faster
- to take up residence
- to draw near, with the intention of capturing
- to attempt to take over control of (something) from (someone)
- hurry up! get going!
- to take one's leave; go away
- to resume one's normal life, as after a disruptive experience
- to move to another place or position, esp. an adjacent one
- to promote or be promoted
- moving about from place to place
- to attempt to charm or seduce sexually, as by the use of practiced tricks or remarks
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of move
- Middle English moven from Old French movoir from Latin movēre meuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English moven, moeven, meven, from Anglo-Norman mover, moveir and Old French mouver, moveir (“to move") (compare modern French mouvoir from Old French movoir), from Latin movÄ“re, present active infinitive of moveō (“move; change, exchange, go in or out, quit"), from Proto-Indo-European *meue-, *(a)mewǝ-, *mwō- (“to move, drive"). Cognate with Lithuanian mauti (“to push on, rush"), Sanskrit [script?] (mÄ«vati, “pushes, presses, moves"), Middle Dutch mouwe (“sleeve"). More at muff.