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  • n  the act of deciding to do something
    he didn't make a move to help
    his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • n  the act of changing your residence or place of business
    they say that three moves equal one fire
  • n  a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    movement is a sign of life
    an impatient move of his hand
  • n  the act of changing location from one place to another
    the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    his move put him directly in my path
  • n  (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
  • v  change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
  • v  cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant
  • v  move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    He moved his hand slightly to the right
  • v  change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
    We moved from Idaho to Nebraska
    The basketball player moved from one team to another
  • v  follow a procedure or take a course
  • v  be in a state of action
  • v  go or proceed from one point to another
    the debate moved from family values to the economy
  • v  perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    We must move quickly
  • v  have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
  • v  give an incentive for action
    This moved me to sacrifice my career
  • v  arouse sympathy or compassion in
    Her fate moved us all
  • v  dispose of by selling
    The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers
  • v  progress by being changed
  • v  live one's life in a specified environment
    she moves in certain circles only
  • v  have a turn; make one's move in a game
  • v  propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

  • When people move away as part of normal neighborhood turnover, the people who move in are generally more affluent.
  • It's tough, but it's the smart move.
  • The pathos is his ability to touch feelings, to move people emotionally.
News & Articles

  • Move needle on efficiency
    Donald Atkinson, Bernie Mazyck and Bryan Cordell: Move needle on energy efficiency
    June 24, 2013 - The Greenville News
  • Blackhawks move within 1 win of Stanley Cup title
    Blackhawks move within 1 win of Stanley Cup title
    June 23, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
  • Republicans move to defend caucus-convention system
    Republicans move to defend caucus-convention system by Dan Harrie The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 22, 2013 05:09PM MDT Sandy • Utah Republican loyalists who have repeatedly and soundly rejected changes to the state’s unusual caucus-convention method of selecting nominees for elected office now want to move to aggressively to defend the system they feel is under assault by outside forces ...
    June 22, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune

  • Barack Obama in
    I'm ready to move forward. The majority of Democrats are ready to move forward. And I believe the majority of Americans are ready to move forward,he said. "But the fact is, without bipartisan support, as we had just a few years ago, we...
  • Richard Clark in The Star-Ledger -
    But it didn't work. They passed the ball very well, they made us work very hard in the defence. When we finally won the ball, we were too tired to move quickly forward. They have been playing together for several years, they are very cohesive,... Miroslav Klose The Canadian Press Jul 7, 2010 65640 87138 move Today's announcement is another important step as we integrate out global operations and move forward with Merck's strategic priorities," Chief Executive Officer Richard Clark said. "These changes are crucial to drive future growth."

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