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move

move

 
 
pronunciation:
muv
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
move on, move over
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part of speech: verb
inflections: moved, moves, moving
definition 1: to change position or place.
Let's move to better seats up front.
synonyms:
shift, stir
similar words:
budge, circulate, draw, flow, migrate, pass, travel
definition 2: to go ahead or progress.
Work on the new bridge is moving slowly.
synonyms:
advance, go, pass, progress, roll, travel
similar words:
ascend, climb, descend, draw, flow, fly, proceed, pull, run, stride, walk
definition 3: to change the location of one's home or business.
They are moving to California next month.
similar words:
depart, emigrate, go, leave, quit
definition 4: to make a request at a meeting.
The mayor moved that the law be passed.
similar words:
propose, request
definition 5: to change the position or location of.
I moved my bed to the other side of the room.
synonyms:
carry, convey, send, shift, switch, transfer, transport
antonyms:
return
similar words:
budge, dislodge, dispatch, displace, empty, pass, push, take, transmit, turn
definition 6: to put or keep in motion.
The wind moved the sailboat.
synonyms:
pass, propel, push, roll, send
similar words:
drive, revolve, rouse, shove, spin, stir, turn, urge
definition 7: to cause to have tender or powerful feelings.
We were moved to tears by his story.
synonyms:
affect, impress, inspire, stir, touch
similar words:
prompt, provoke, strike
phrase: move on
phrase: move over
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of moving.
The dog made a move toward the cat.
synonyms:
motion, movement
similar words:
gesture
definition 2: an action planned to bring about something.
He thought about what would help the situation before he made a move.
synonyms:
maneuver
similar words:
act, action, deed, dodge, exploit, feat, measures, play, step, stroke, tactics, trick
definition 3: in checkers and other board games, the act of making a play.
In one move, I jumped three of his men.
synonyms:
turn
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