move

[muหv]

move Definition

  • 1to change position or place
  • 2an act of changing position or place
  • 3a player's turn to make a play in a game

Using move: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "move" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to move the couch to vacuum the floor.

  • Example

    The move to a new city was difficult for her.

  • Example

    It's your move in the game.

  • Example

    The dance move he performed was impressive.

  • Example

    The company made a strategic move to expand into international markets.

move Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for move

Idioms Using move

  • to hurry up or move quickly

    Example

    We need to get a move on if we want to catch the train.

  • make one's move

    to take action or make a move in a situation

    Example

    He's waiting for the right moment to make his move and ask her out.

  • move the goalposts

    to change the rules or conditions of a situation in an unfair way

    Example

    The boss keeps moving the goalposts, making it impossible to meet his expectations.

Phrases with move

  • to take action or make a decision

    Example

    He needs to make a move if he wants to get the job.

  • actively moving or traveling from one place to another

    Example

    The circus is always on the move, traveling from town to town.

  • to leave behind a situation or relationship and begin a new phase

    Example

    After the breakup, she needed to move on and start fresh.

Origins of move

from Old English 'mลvan', meaning 'to move, set in motion'

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Summary: move in Brief

The term 'move' [muหv] refers to changing position or place, as well as a player's turn in a game. It can also denote a strategic decision or action, as in 'The company made a strategic move to expand into international markets.' Phrases like 'make a move' and 'on the move' denote taking action or actively traveling, while idioms like 'get a move on' and 'make one's move' imply urgency or decisive action.

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