v. moved, mov•ing, n.
1) to pass from one place or position to another
2) to change one's place of residence or business
3) to advance or progress
4) to have a regular motion, as an implement or a machine; turn; revolve
5) to sell or be sold:
That new model is moving well[/ex]
6) to start off or leave
7) chs to transfer a piece in a game, as chess
8) phl (of the bowels) to discharge the feces; evacuate
9) to be active in a particular sphere:
to move in society[/ex]
10) to take action; proceed
11) to make a formal request, application, or proposal
12) to change from one place or position to another
13) to set or keep in motion
14) to prompt, actuate, or impel to some action
15) to arouse or excite the feelings or passions of (usu. fol. by to):
to move him to anger[/ex]
16) to affect with compassionate emotion; touch
17) to dispose of (goods) by sale
18) phl to cause (the bowels) to evacuate
19) to propose formally, as to a court or judge, or for consideration by a deliberative assembly
20) to submit a formal request or proposal to (a court, a sovereign, etc.)
21) phv move in, to begin to occupy a residence or workplace, esp. by installing one's possessions.
22) phv inf
phv+inf move in on, to make aggressive advances toward, as to exploit, plunder, or possess.
23) phv move over, to shift to a nearby place, as to make room for another.
24) cvb phv move up, to advance to a higher level
25) an act or instance of moving; movement
26) a change of location or residence
27) an action toward an objective or goal; step
28) chs (in chess, checkers, etc.) a player's turn to make a play
29) cvb a play or maneuver, as in a game or sport
Etymology: 1200–50; ME moven < AF mover « L movēre

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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