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Verb: move  moov
  1. Change location; proceed; also used metaphorically
    "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell";
    - travel, go, locomote
  2. Cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant";
    - displace
  3. Move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
  4. Change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
    "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another";
    - up sticks [Brit, informal]
  5. Follow a procedure or take a course
    "We should move farther in this matter";
    - go, proceed
  6. Be in a state of action
    "she is always moving";
    - be active
  7. Go or proceed from one point to another
    "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
  8. Perform an action; do something
    "We must move quickly";
    - act
  9. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    "This child moved me as unusually mature";
    - affect, impress, strike
  10. Give an incentive for action
    "This moved me to sacrifice my career";
    - motivate, actuate, propel, prompt, incite
  11. Arouse sympathy or compassion in
    "Her fate moved us all"
  12. Dispose of by selling
    "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
  13. Progress by being changed
    "The speech has to move through several more drafts";
    - go, run
  14. Live one's life in a specified environment
    "she moves in certain circles only"
  15. Have a turn; make one's move in a game
    "Can I move now?";
    - go
  16. Propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
    - make a motion
Noun: move  moov
  1. The act of deciding to do something
    "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
  2. The act of changing your residence or place of business
    "they say that three moves equal one fire";
    - relocation
  3. A change of position that does not entail a change of location
    "an impatient move of his hand";
    - motion, movement, motility
  4. The act of changing location from one place to another
    "his move put him directly in my path";
    - motion, movement
  5. (games) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

Derived forms: moving, moves, moved

See also: yield

Type of: advise, alter, cause, change, conclusion, decision, determination, do, engender, flog [Brit, informal], live, make, play, propose, sell, suggest, turn, vary

Antonym: rest, stand still, stay in place, stick

Encyclopedia: Move, Richard