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1move/ˈmuːv/verb
movesmovedmoving
1move
/ˈmuːv/
verb
movesmovedmoving
Learner's definition of MOVE  
[+ object] : to cause (something or someone) to go from one place or position to another
   b [no object] : to go from one place or position to another
: to cause (your body or a part of your body) to go from one position to another
[+ object]
[no object]
   b [no object] : to go or walk from one place to another
[+ object] 
: to cause (something) to go to a specified place or to proceed in a specified way
   b : to cause (something) to happen at a different time
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to go to a different and usually higher position
[no object]
[+ object]
: to go to a different place to live
[no object]
[+ object]
   b : to go to a different place to work or do business
[no object]
[+ object]
— see also moving 3
[+ object] 
: to affect the feelings of (someone): to cause (someone) to feel an emotion and especially sadness or sympathy
— see also moving 2
   b : to cause (someone) to act or think in a specified way— followed by to + verb
   c : to cause (someone) to feel or think in a different way
[no object] : to take action
: act
: to formally make a suggestion or proposal at a meeting
[no object]
— + for
[+ object]
   b [no object]law : to make a formal request to a court of law or judge for something to be done or happen— + for
always followed by an adverb or preposition[no object] : to make progress
10 informal 
: sell
[+ object]
[no object]
11 [no object]informal : to go fast
12 [no object] : to spend time with a particular group of people or at a particular level of society
13 [no object]informal : to leave a place
14 : to cause a piece in a game (such as chess or checkers) to go from one place to another
[+ object]
[no object]

as/when the spirit moves you

— see 1spirit

get moving

informal
: to start moving or going quickly

move ahead/along

: to make progress
: to go on to something else

move heaven and earth

: to work very hard to do something

move in

[phrasal verb]
: to start living in a house, apartment, etc.
move in on (someone or something) : to move closer or nearer to (someone or something that you are trying to reach, get, etc.)— often used figuratively

move it

US, informal
: to start moving or going quickly

move on

[phrasal verb]
: to go on to a different place, subject, activity, etc.

move out

[phrasal verb]
: to leave your house, apartment, etc., and go to live somewhere else
2move/ˈmuːv/noun
pluralmoves
2move
/ˈmuːv/
noun
pluralmoves
Learner's definition of MOVE  
[count]
: an act of moving your body or a part of your body
: an action
: the act of moving to a different place
: something done to achieve a desired result or goal
: an act of moving a piece in a game (such as chess or checkers)

get a move on

informal
: to start moving or going quickly

make a move

British, informal
: to leave a place

on the move

: moving or going from place to place
: making progress

put the moves on

US, informal
: to do or say things in an effort to start a sexual relationship with someone
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