[ noun ] the act of deciding to do something
"he didn't make a move to help" "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
Used in print(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Skopas expressed no curiosity over the case , offered no expression of sympathy , made no move to escort McFeeley to the door .(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
His first move was to send Hino to the village to spend a_few days .(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)
I did n't want to touch him and I hoped Ma would do it but she kept looking at the kid 's clothes piled on the floor and the pool of water by them and did n't make any move to .(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)
Neither nation would give_up their claim on it , yet neither wished to make any move that might lead to a second Apocalyptic_War .
[ verb ] change location; move, travel, or proceed
"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
The Orioles got a run in the first inning when Breeding , along with Robinson , the two Birds who got a pair of hits , doubled to right center , moved to third on Russ_Snyder 's single to right and crossed on Kunkel 's wild_pitch into the dirt in_front of the plate .
Then Kerr , a graduate_student from Illinois , moved past him on a straightaway and held_off Mills 's challenge on the final turn .(The New York Times,...)
He remained there for four years before moving to Rensselaer_Polytechnic_Institute in Troy , N._Y. .(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
The brush moves up_and_down and is small enough to clean every dental surface , including the back of the teeth .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
We talk_about national character in the same way that Copernicus talked of the compulsions of celestial_bodies to move in circles .
stay_in_place walk come return follow repair_to ride fall turn fly pass crawl travel_by travel_rapidly rise drive step advance descend rush follow wander proceed float slither swim withdraw wheel scramble pursue walk accompany step back circle pace pull swing play come ease bounce float go_around run circle draw career stray glide round ascend transfer trundle hurtle weave ride precede flock angle cruise speed travel trail shuttle whistle drift steam taxi lurch rip wend zigzag fly pan get_around ghost whine travel plow pass_over drag fall drive bang sift do raft navigate whish carry float breeze derail swap circulate billow retrograde zoom hiss slice_into lance circuit whisk betake_oneself seek propagate outflank swash ski run island_hop retreat wash ferry automobile move_around precess push repair snowshoe drive beetle step prance ride forge travel_purposefully repair_to continue climb travel_by rise advance advance descend elapse withdraw sink sink go_around abscond set go_out move_out motion movement traveler change_of_location locomotion locomotion
[ noun ] a change of position that does not entail a change of location
"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"
Used in print(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
He refused to bring Claire to it even as an occasional visitor , claiming that his every move was watched by spies of the Milbankes .
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[ verb ] cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
The panel 's action depends_on the return of Representative_James_W._Trimble , Democrat of Arkansas , who has been siding with Speaker_Sam_Rayburn 's forces in the Rules_Committee in moving bills to the floor .(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)
The battalion chief said he had just gotten_into his 1958 model automobile to move it from the driveway of his home so_that he could take his other car to work .(The Christian Science Monitor...)
Then they moved offices of the East_German puppet government into East_Berlin and began illegally to treat it as the capital of East_Germany .
But at_the_same_time he moved his helicopter-borne marines to within an hour of the fighting .(The Detroit News,...)
The request for lower rates originated with the Southern railway , which has spent a good_deal of time and money developing a 100 - ton hopper car with which it says it can move grain at about half what it costs in the conventional , smaller car .
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[ verb ] move so as to change position, as of a body part (nontranslational motion)
: "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
It was a real stimulant to a_lot of guys I know who have moved past the 2 - score year milestone .(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
The electric_toothbrush moves in a vertical direction , the way dentists recommend .(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
As flexibility improves , the feet will move closer to the hands and the bridge rise higher .(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
Quite naturally , they make the investigation , first , by prohibiting the patient from making any movements at_all and_then , later , by repeating it and allowing the patient to move in any way he wanted to .
When the patient was not allowed to move his body in any way at_all , the following striking results occurred .
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[ noun ] the act of changing your location from one place to another
"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"
[ verb ] change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
"We moved from Idaho to Nebraska" "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
Used in print(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
The artist was_born in Gilbert_Mills , New_York , in 1886 , and until two years ago when he and his wife moved to California , he lived in western New_York , in Batavia .(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)
As these Swiss were moving from the Selkirk settlement to become the first civilian residents of Minnesota , Dousman of Michilimackinac , Michigan , and Prairie_du_Chien was traveling_to Red_River to open a trade in merchandise .
Accordingly Selkirk 's agents ordered the settlers to move north , and by October , John_Halkett had torn_down both posts , floating the timber to `` the Forks '' in rafts .(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)
And you wonder if that is why the little man lost his job and his car and stayed drunk about a year before he straightened_out and moved to St._Louis , where he got to be a big unhappy success .(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)
Mr._Blatz had been at_least sober enough to remember to telephone and he turned_out to be the greatest boon that had come into Mr._Crombie 's life since he moved to Highfield , in_spite_of the fact that he did n't work very fast or very long at_a_time , and he did n't like to work at_all unless Mr._Crombie hung_around and talked to him .
[ verb ] follow a procedure or take a course
"We should go farther in this matter" "She went through a lot of trouble" "go about the world in a certain manner" "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
Despite countless barriers and disappointments , Shea moved forward .
[ verb ] be in a state of action
"she is always moving"
Used in print(Selma Jeanne Cohen, "Avant-Garde Choreography"...)
He went_on to use objects - hoops , poles , capes - which he employed as extensions of the body of the dancer , who moved with them .
[ verb ] go or proceed from one point to another
"the debate moved from family values to the economy"
Used in print(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
For_example , to move ( as the score requires ) from the lowest F major register up_to a barely audible N minor in four seconds , not skipping , at_the_same_time , even one of the 407 fingerings , seems a feat too absurd to consider , and it is to the flautist 's credit that he remained silent throughout the passage .
[ verb ] perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
Used in print(Los Angeles Times,...)
The executive paid tribute to research and development and technology for their great contributions in_the_past , but he also cautioned industry that they tend to be great equalizers because they move at a fairly even pace within an industry and fail to give it the short-term advantage which it often needs .("National Affairs"...)
The Senate put other business aside as it moved with unaccustomed speed and unanimity to pass - 85 to 0 - the largest peacetime defense budget in U._S. history .(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
Gov._Dalton 's new Commerce and Industry Commission is moving to create a nine-state regional group in a collective effort to attract new industry .
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[ verb ] give an incentive
"This moved me to sacrifice my career"
Used in print(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)
It takes a great_deal of abstraction to free oneself from the primitive impression of larger unities of power and influence and to view one 's world simply as a collection of sense_data arranged in such_and_such sequence and pattern , devoid_of all power to move the feelings and actions except in_so_far as they present themselves for inspection .(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)
So an objective look at our present procedures may move us to consider seriously this possibly analogous situation .
[ verb ] have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd"
Used in print(The Miami Herald,...)
If the manner of his passing moves the nations to act in the spirit of his dedication the sore issues that plague the world can yet be resolved with_reason and justice .(Newark Evening News...)
He , like most_of us , wants to be able to sit , to contemplate and be moved by the great outdoors .(Frank Murphy, "New Southern Fiction: Urban or Ag...)
Perhaps these writers have been too deeply moved by this romanticizing ; but they can hardly deny that , exaggerated or not , the old panorama is dead .
[ verb ] arouse sympathy or compassion in
"Her fate moved us all"
Used in print(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)
The senior policy officer may be moved to think hard about a problem by any of an infinite variety of stimuli : an idea in his own head , the suggestions of a colleague , a question from the Secretary or the President , a proposal by another department , a communication from a foreign government or an American ambassador abroad , the filing of an item for the agenda of the United_Nations or of any other of dozens of international bodies , a news_item read at the breakfast_table , a question to the President or the Secretary at a news_conference , a speech by a Senator or Congressman , an article in a periodical , a resolution from a national organization , a request for assistance from some private American interests abroad , et_cetera , ad_infinitum .
[ verb ] (business) dispose of by selling
"The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
Used in print("Reviews"...)
She has the small , highly_developed body of a prime athlete , and holds in contempt the `` girls who just move sex '' .
[ verb ] progress by being changed
: "The speech has to go through several more drafts" "run through your presentation before the meeting"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore]...)
Obviously , if this club is going_to move from second to first in the American_League , it will have to show improvement someplace .
[ verb ] live one's life in a specified environment
"she moves in certain circles only"