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    move - Dictionary definition and meaning for word move

    Definition
    (noun) the act of deciding to do something
    Example Sentence
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
    Definition
    (noun) the act of changing your residence or place of business
    Synonyms : relocation
    Example Sentence
    • they say that three moves equal one fire
    Definition
    (noun) a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    Synonyms : motility , motion , movement
    Example Sentence
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
    Definition
    (noun) the act of changing location from one place to another
    Synonyms : motion , movement
    Example Sentence
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path
    Definition
    (noun) (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game Definition
    (verb) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    Synonyms : go , locomote , travel
    Example Sentence
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    Synonyms : displace
    Example Sentence
    • Move those boxes into the corner, please
    • I'm moving my money to another bank
    • The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant
    Definition
    (verb) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    Example Sentence
    • He moved his hand slightly to the right
    Definition
    (verb) change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
    Example Sentence
    • We moved from Idaho to Nebraska
    • The basketball player moved from one team to another
    Definition
    (verb) follow a procedure or take a course
    Synonyms : go , proceed
    Example Sentence
    • We should go farther in this matter
    • She went through a lot of trouble
    • go about the world in a certain manner
    • Messages must go through diplomatic channels
    Definition
    (verb) be in a state of action
    Synonyms : be active
    Example Sentence
    • she is always moving
    Definition
    (verb) go or proceed from one point to another
    Example Sentence
    • the debate moved from family values to the economy
    Definition
    (verb) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    Synonyms : act
    Example Sentence
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel
    Definition
    (verb) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    Synonyms : affect , impress , strike
    Example Sentence
    • This child impressed me as unusually mature
    • This behavior struck me as odd
    Definition
    (verb) give an incentive for action
    Synonyms : actuate , incite , motivate , prompt , propel
    Example Sentence
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career
    Definition
    (verb) arouse sympathy or compassion in
    Example Sentence
    • Her fate moved us all
    Definition
    (verb) dispose of by selling
    Example Sentence
    • The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers
    Definition
    (verb) progress by being changed
    Synonyms : go , run
    Example Sentence
    • The speech has to go through several more drafts
    • run through your presentation before the meeting
    Definition
    (verb) live one's life in a specified environment
    Example Sentence
    • she moves in certain circles only
    Definition
    (verb) have a turn; make one's move in a game
    Synonyms : go
    Example Sentence
    • Can I go now?
    Definition
    (verb) propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
    Synonyms : make a motion
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