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Definition 1: the act of deciding to do something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he didn't make a move to help
  • his first move was to hire a lawyer

(move is a kind of ...) the act of making up your mind about something

"the burden of decision was his" "he drew his conclusions quickly"

(... is a kind of move ) a move or step or maneuver in political or diplomatic affairs

(... is a kind of move ) a move made to gain a tactical end

Definition 2: the act of changing your residence or place of business - [noun denoting act]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they say that three moves equal one fire

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(move is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

(... is a kind of move ) a secret move (to avoid paying debts)

"they did a moonlight flit"

(... is a kind of move ) the relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns

Definition 3: (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game - [noun denoting act]

(move is a kind of ...) (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

"it is my turn" "it is still my play"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of moving a chess piece

(move belongs to category ...) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this game"

Definition 4: a change of position that does not entail a change of location - [noun denoting act]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
  • movement is a sign of life
  • an impatient move of his hand
  • gastrointestinal motility

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(move is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand

"he gave his fingers a snap"

(... is a kind of move ) (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)

"he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position

"he read the mystery at one sitting"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of closing something

(... is a kind of move ) the act of rotating as if on an axis

"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of bending backward

(... is a kind of move ) the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back

"the retraction of the landing gear" "retraction of the foreskin"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position

(... is a kind of move ) the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels

(... is a kind of move ) a movement in an arc

"a sweep of his arm"

(... is a kind of move ) an abrupt movement

"a toss of his head"

(... is a kind of move ) the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding

(... is a kind of move ) the act of wiggling

(... is a kind of move ) a single complete movement

(... is a kind of move ) the act of sitting or standing astride

(... is a kind of move ) the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position

(... is a kind of move ) the act of moving back and forth

(... is a kind of move ) a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon

"a wave of settlers" "troops advancing in waves"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of vibrating

(... is a kind of move ) alternating back-and-forth movement

(... is a kind of move ) the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

(... is a kind of move ) the act of assuming a prostrate position

(... is a kind of move ) motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

(... is a kind of move ) a sudden quick movement

(... is a kind of move ) motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)

(... is a kind of move ) the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

(... is a kind of move ) a circular movement of a limb or eye

(... is a kind of move ) a motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction

(... is a kind of move ) the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)

(... is a kind of move ) (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body

(... is a kind of move ) the act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement

"I could tell from their headshakes that they didn't believe me"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of inclining; bending forward

"an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of opening something

"the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"

(... is a kind of move ) the movement of the eyes

(... is a kind of move ) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

"the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

(... is a kind of move ) supporting yourself on your knees

(... is a kind of move ) a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics

"the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements" "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"

(... is a kind of move ) an abrupt spasmodic movement

(... is a kind of move ) turning upside down; setting on end

(... is a kind of move ) the act of turning inside out

(... is a kind of move ) (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body

Definition 5: the act of changing location from one place to another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(move is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

(... is a kind of move ) failing to hold or slipping out of place

"the knots allowed no slippage"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

(... is a kind of move ) a very slow movement

"the traffic advanced at a crawl"

(... is a kind of move ) changing location rapidly

(... is a kind of move ) the act of uniform movement

(... is a kind of move ) the act of moving from one place to another

"his constant shifting disrupted the class"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

"in his haste to leave he forgot his book"

(... is a kind of move ) a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

"he made a great maneuver" "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it

"his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill" "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of going back to a prior location

"they set out on their return to the base camp"

(... is a kind of move ) changing location by moving back and forth

(... is a kind of move ) the act of drawing spatially closer to something

"the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

(... is a kind of move ) self-propelled movement

(... is a kind of move ) the act of moving forward suddenly

(... is a kind of move ) the act of going from one place to another

"he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

"the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

(... is a kind of move ) the act of changing location in an upward direction

(... is a kind of move ) the act of changing your location in a downward direction

(... is a kind of move ) the movement of persons from one country or locality to another

Definition 6: be in a state of action - [verb of body]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she is always moving

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of move ) become active

"He finally bestirred himself"

Definition 7: go or proceed from one point to another - [verb of change]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the debate moved from family values to the economy

(move is a kind of ...) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

"her mood changes in accordance with the weather" "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

(... is a kind of move ) move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation

"She stepped into a life of luxury" "he won't step into his father's footsteps"

(... is a kind of move ) move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen

"Scroll down to see the entire text"

(... is a kind of move ) pass into a specified state or condition

"He sank into nirvana"

Definition 8: progress by being changed - [verb of change]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The speech has to go through several more drafts
  • run through your presentation before the meeting

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(move is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 9: propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(move is a kind of ...) make a proposal, declare a plan for something

"the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

(move has a similar meaning as ...) have a turn; make one's move in a game

"Can I go now?"

Definition 10: have a turn; make one's move in a game - [verb of competition]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can I go now?

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of move ) decline to initiate betting

(... is a kind of move ) perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

(... is a kind of move ) play a trump

(... is a kind of move ) choose at random

"draw a card" "cast lots"

(... is a kind of move ) make the opening move

"Kasparov opened with a standard opening"

(... is a kind of move ) put the ball into play

"It was Agassi's turn to serve"

(... is a kind of move ) move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

(... is a kind of move ) subject to a stalemate

(... is a kind of move ) deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand

(move implies ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(move has a similar meaning as ...) propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

Definition 11: give an incentive for action - [verb of creation]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This moved me to sacrifice my career

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(move is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(move has a similar meaning as ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

(move has a similar meaning as ...) arouse sympathy or compassion in

"Her fate moved us all"

Definition 12: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon - [verb of emotion]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This child impressed me as unusually mature
  • This behavior struck me as odd
  • he was dumb-struck by the news
  • her comments struck a sour note

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of move ) affect in a contagious way

"His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room"

(... is a kind of move ) move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply

"The cold pierced her bones" "Her words pierced the students"

(... is a kind of move ) impress positively

"The young chess player impressed her audience"

(... is a kind of move ) overwhelm emotionally

"Her swept her away"

(... is a kind of move ) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

(... is a kind of move ) affect emotionally

"A stirring movie" "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

(... is a kind of move ) arouse sympathy or compassion in

"Her fate moved us all"

(... is a kind of move ) make unhappy

"The news of her death saddened me"

(... is a kind of move ) make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated

"the boring work alienated his employees"

(... is a kind of move ) make gloomy or depressed

"Their faces were clouded with sadness"

(... is a kind of move ) affect suddenly with deep feeling

"He was smitten with love for this young girl"

(... is a kind of move ) refer to or be relevant or familiar to

"I hope this message hits home!"

(... is a kind of move ) affect in a disagreeable way

"This play jarred the audience"

(... is a kind of move ) strike suddenly and with force

"This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes"

(... is a kind of move ) render speechless, as by surprising or shocking

"we were struck dumb by the candidate's announcement"

(... is a kind of move ) impress or affect deeply

"The event engraved itself into her memory"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to be surprised

"The news really surprised me"

(... is a kind of move ) make aware

"They were awakened to the sad facts"

(... is a kind of move ) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

"Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"

(move causes ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

(move has a similar meaning as ...) give an incentive for action

"This moved me to sacrifice my career"

(move has a similar meaning as ...) cause to experience suddenly

"Panic struck me" "An interesting idea hit her" "A thought came to me" "The thought struck terror in our minds" "They were struck with fear"

Definition 13: arouse sympathy or compassion in - [verb of emotion]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her fate moved us all

(move is a kind of ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

(move has a similar meaning as ...) give an incentive for action

"This moved me to sacrifice my career"

Definition 14: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion - [verb of motion]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He moved his hand slightly to the right

(... is a kind of move ) move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

(... is a kind of move ) move up and down as if on a seesaw

(... is a kind of move ) move out of or depart from

"leave the room" "the fugitive has left the country"

(... is a kind of move ) go one's own way; move apart

"The friends separated after the party"

(... is a kind of move ) move or draw apart

"The two paths diverge here"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to lean to the side

"Erosion listed the old tree"

(... is a kind of move ) fly around

"The clothes tumbled in the dryer" "rising smoke whirled in the air"

(... is a kind of move ) come together, as if in an embrace

"Her arms closed around her long lost relative"

(... is a kind of move ) move or cause to move energetically or busily

"The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"

(... is a kind of move ) move restlessly

"The child is always fidgeting in his seat"

(... is a kind of move ) take one's time; proceed slowly

(... is a kind of move ) occupy or take on

"He assumes the lotus position" "She took her seat on the stage" "We took our seats in the orchestra" "She took up her position behind the tree" "strike a pose"

(... is a kind of move ) lower (one's body) as by kneeling

"Get down on your knees!"

(... is a kind of move ) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

"The curtains undulated" "the waves rolled towards the beach"

(... is a kind of move ) move about in a confused manner

(... is a kind of move ) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

(... is a kind of move ) move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

"She startled when I walked into the room"

(... is a kind of move ) move around slowly and aimlessly

(... is a kind of move ) get up on the back of

"mount a horse"

(... is a kind of move ) move with difficulty, by grasping

(... is a kind of move ) make a motion as with one's fist or foot towards an object or away from one's body

(... is a kind of move ) move forward by leaps and bounds

"The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

(... is a kind of move ) move or jump suddenly

"She bolted from her seat"

(... is a kind of move ) draw back, as with fear or pain

"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

(... is a kind of move ) make a thrusting forward movement

(... is a kind of move ) move around an axis or a center

"The wheels are turning"

(... is a kind of move ) make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid

"The child dodged the teacher's blow"

(... is a kind of move ) move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course

"the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"

(... is a kind of move ) move violently, energetically, or carelessly

"She threw herself forwards"

(... is a kind of move ) get out of the way

"make way for the President's motorcade"

(... is a kind of move ) skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways

"Dancing flames" "The children danced with joy"

(... is a kind of move ) make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand

"The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"

(... is a kind of move ) move (one's fist)

"his opponent cut upward toward his chin"

(... is a kind of move ) change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact

(... is a kind of move ) jump down from an elevated point

"the parachutist didn't want to jump" "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge" "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"

(... is a kind of move ) move quickly from one place to another

(... is a kind of move ) move in an abrupt or headlong manner

"He flung himself onto the sofa"

(... is a kind of move ) move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc

(... is a kind of move ) move or progress freely as if in a stream

"The crowd flowed out of the stadium"

(... is a kind of move ) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

(... is a kind of move ) move in an agitated or confused manner

(... is a kind of move ) move quickly in a straight line

"The plane streaked across the sky"

(... is a kind of move ) move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position

"The vessel hove into sight"

(... is a kind of move ) move with, or as if with, a crashing noise

"The car crashed through the glass door"

(... is a kind of move ) move fast, noisily, and heavily

"The bus thundered down the road"

(... is a kind of move ) move with a snapping sound

"bullets snapped past us"

(... is a kind of move ) move with a flapping motion

"The bird's wings were flapping"

(... is a kind of move ) move easily

"slip into something comfortable"

(... is a kind of move ) move in an uncontrolled manner

(... is a kind of move ) move in order to make room for someone for something

"The park gave way to a supermarket" "`Move over,' he told the crowd"

(... is a kind of move ) move to another scene when filming

"The camera cut to the sky"

(... is a kind of move ) move abruptly

"The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

(... is a kind of move ) move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

(... is a kind of move ) to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away

"Before he could duck, another stone struck him"

(... is a kind of move ) move up and down repeatedly

"her rucksack bobbed gently on her back"

(... is a kind of move ) roll around

"pigs were wallowing in the mud"

(... is a kind of move ) to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

"The prisoner writhed in discomfort" "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"

(... is a kind of move ) move unsteadily

"His knees wobbled" "The old cart wobbled down the street"

(... is a kind of move ) move sideways

(... is a kind of move ) move quickly or suddenly

"He flew about the place"

(... is a kind of move ) move due to the pull of gravitation

"The stars gravitate towards each other"

(... is a kind of move ) show signs of life

"the fetus quickened"

(... is a kind of move ) extend one's body or limbs

"Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to make a snapping sound

"snap your fingers"

(... is a kind of move ) bend a joint

"flex your wrists" "bend your knees"

(... is a kind of move ) become distributed or widespread

"the infection spread" "Optimism spread among the population"

(... is a kind of move ) move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense

"Government reaches out to the people"

(... is a kind of move ) move around aimlessly

(... is a kind of move ) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

(... is a kind of move ) take position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football

"The defender dropped back behind his teammate"

(... is a kind of move ) fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger

"The soldiers hit the dirt when they heard gunfire"

(... is a kind of move ) move unobtrusively or furtively

"The young man began to sidle near the pretty girl sitting on the log"

(... is a kind of move ) move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions

"The diva swept into the room" "Shreds of paper sailed through the air" "The searchlights swept across the sky"

(... is a kind of move ) be agitated

"the sea was churning in the storm"

(... is a kind of move ) move stealthily

"The ship slipped away in the darkness"

(... is a kind of move ) move or cause to move back and forth

"The chemist shook the flask vigorously" "My hands were shaking"

(... is a kind of move ) shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner

(... is a kind of move ) move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

"The patient's legs were jerkings"

(... is a kind of move ) toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air

(... is a kind of move ) move or strike with a noise

"he clicked on the light" "his arm was snapped forward"

(... is a kind of move ) move very slightly

"He shifted in his seat"

(... is a kind of move ) to begin moving

"As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

(... is a kind of move ) move in a graceful and rhythmical way

"The young girl danced into the room"

(... is a kind of move ) move sideways or in an unsteady way

"The ship careened out of control"

(... is a kind of move ) heel over

"The tower is tilting" "The ceiling is slanting"

(... is a kind of move ) sweep across or over

"Her long skirt brushed the floor" "A gasp swept cross the audience"

(... is a kind of move ) move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion

(... is a kind of move ) move suddenly

(... is a kind of move ) alternate the direction of motion of

"the engine reciprocates the propeller"

(... is a kind of move ) move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

(... is a kind of move ) sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion

"the flowers were nodding in the breeze"

(... is a kind of move ) move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

"the city pulsated with music and excitement"

(... is a kind of move ) move rhythmically

"Her heart was beating fast"

(... is a kind of move ) move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

(... is a kind of move ) jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

"the yung filly bucked"

(... is a kind of move ) miss a step and fall or nearly fall

"She stumbled over the tree root"

Definition 15: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense - [verb of motion]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Move those boxes into the corner, please
  • I'm moving my money to another bank
  • The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of move ) cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

"The cat knocked over the flower vase" "the clumsy customer turned over the vase" "he tumped over his beer"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move, usually with force or pressure

"the refugees were displaced by the war"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

"We herded the children into a spare classroom"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move in a circuit or system

"The fan circulates the air in the room"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to be distributed

"This letter is being circulated among the faculty"

(... is a kind of move ) force or drive out

"The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

(... is a kind of move ) cause someone or something to move by driving

"She drove me to school every day" "We drove the car to the garage"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move fast or to rush or race

"The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"

(... is a kind of move ) move with a sibilant sound

"He whooshed the doors open"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to run

"pour water over the floor"

(... is a kind of move ) move around

"transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

(... is a kind of move ) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

"Drive away potential burglars" "drive away bad thoughts" "dispel doubts" "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move forward

"Can you move the car seat forward?"

(... is a kind of move ) transport commercially

(... is a kind of move ) cause to go somewhere

"The explosion sent the car flying in the air" "She sent her children to camp" "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

(... is a kind of move ) move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

(... is a kind of move ) move by saltation

"The sand grains are saltated by the wind"

(... is a kind of move ) move something or somebody to a lower position

"take down the vase from the shelf"

(... is a kind of move ) move upwards

"lift one's eyes"

(... is a kind of move ) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

(... is a kind of move ) let fall to the ground

"Don't drop the dishes"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to sink

"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion

"he slipped the bolt into place"

(... is a kind of move ) bring outside the body for surgery, of organs

(... is a kind of move ) move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move by means of an air current

"The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"

(... is a kind of move ) use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu

"drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

"A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"

(... is a kind of move ) move or displace to one side so as to make lateral

(... is a kind of move ) subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body

(... is a kind of move ) drive something violently into a location

"he hit his fist on the table" "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

(... is a kind of move ) move with a sling

"sling the cargo onto the ship"

(... is a kind of move ) be transferred to another owner

"This restaurant changed hands twice last year"

(... is a kind of move ) move from one place to another

"transfer the data" "transmit the news" "transfer the patient to another hospital"

(... is a kind of move ) move through with or as if with a rake

"She raked her fingers through her hair"

(... is a kind of move ) move by or as if by water

"The swollen river washed away the footbridge"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move furtively and hurriedly

"The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater"

(... is a kind of move ) move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting

"He swung his left fist" "swing a bat"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move around a center so as to show another side of

"turn a page of a book"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move around or rotate

"turn a key" "turn your palm this way"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move along an axis or into a new direction

"turn your face to the wall" "turn the car around" "turn your dance partner around"

(... is a kind of move ) move smoothly along a surface

"He slid the money over to the other gambler"

(... is a kind of move ) cause an animal to move fast

"run the dogs"

(... is a kind of move ) move, send, or bring as if by whistling

"Her optimism whistled away these worries"

(... is a kind of move ) move with a thrashing motion

"The bird flapped its wings" "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"

(... is a kind of move ) move as if accompanied by a singsong

"The porters singsonged the travellers' luggage up the mountain"

(... is a kind of move ) force to leave or move out

"He was expelled from his native country"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move around

(... is a kind of move ) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of move ) keep engaged

"engaged the gears"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

(... is a kind of move ) get going; give impetus to

"launch a career" "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"

(... is a kind of move ) arrange or or coil around

"roll your hair around your finger" "Twine the thread around the spool" "She wrapped her arms around the child"

(... is a kind of move ) reverse the winding or twisting of

"unwind a ball of yarn"

(... is a kind of move ) squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

"I squeezed myself into the corner"

(... is a kind of move ) move into or onto

"work the raisins into the dough" "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation" "work the body onto the flatbed truck"

(... is a kind of move ) cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over

"spill the beans all over the table"

(... is a kind of move ) destroy the arrangement or order of

"My son disarranged the papers on my desk"

(... is a kind of move ) move by pulling hard

"The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"

(... is a kind of move ) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

"You must carry your camping gear" "carry the suitcases to the car" "This train is carrying nuclear waste" "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

(... is a kind of move ) move or establish in a new location

"We had to relocate the office because the rent was too high"

(... is a kind of move ) move out of position

"dislocate joints" "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"

(... is a kind of move ) change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation

(... is a kind of move ) assign to a station

(... is a kind of move ) change the arrangement or position of

(... is a kind of move ) send from one person or place to another

"transmit a message"

(... is a kind of move ) move or pour through a funnel

"funnel the liquid into the small bottle"

(... is a kind of move ) move or swing back and forth

"She waved her gun"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

(... is a kind of move ) cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container

"spill the milk" "splatter water"

(... is a kind of move ) dislodge from one's seat, as from a horse

(... is a kind of move ) force, take, or pull apart

"He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"

(... is a kind of move ) move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis

"She rolled the ball" "They rolled their eyes at his words"

(... is a kind of move ) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move back and forth

"rock the cradle" "rock the baby" "the wind swayed the trees gently"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern

(... is a kind of move ) drive by or as if by pulsation

"A soft breeze pulsed the air"

(... is a kind of move ) change place or direction

"Shift one's position"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly

(... is a kind of move ) move an implement through

"stir the soup" "stir my drink" "stir the soil"

(... is a kind of move ) shock physically

"Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"

(... is a kind of move ) move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image

(... is a kind of move ) move up and down

"The athlete pumps weights in the gym"

(... is a kind of move ) pull up by or as if by the roots

"uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"

(... is a kind of move ) press down

"Depress the space key"

(... is a kind of move ) take hold of something and move it to a different location

"lift the box onto the table"

(... is a kind of move ) twitch or flutter

"the paper flicked"

(... is a kind of move ) cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space

"The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"

(... is a kind of move ) move in an agitated manner

"His fingers worked with tension"

(... is a kind of move ) move text to the previous line; in printing

(... is a kind of move ) move into the center

"That vase in the picture is not centered"

(move causes ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(move has a similar meaning as ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"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 before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 16: change residence, affiliation, or place of employment - [verb of motion]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We moved from Idaho to Nebraska
  • The basketball player moved from one team to another

(... is a kind of move ) become established in a new location

"Our company relocated to the Midwest"

(... is a kind of move ) move into a new house or office

(... is a kind of move ) move out of one's old house or office

(... is a kind of move ) move out of an unsafe location into safety

"After the earthquake, residents were evacuated"

(... is a kind of move ) move from one country or region to another and settle there

"Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century" "This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries"

(... is a kind of move ) move periodically or seasonally

"birds migrate in the Winter" "The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting"

Definition 17: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically - [verb of motion]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 before night fell
  • news travelled fast

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of move ) become widely known and passed on

"the rumor spread" "the story went around in the office"

(... is a kind of move ) cover a certain distance or advance beyond

"The drive carried to the green"

(... is a kind of move ) move gently or carefully

"He eased himself into the chair"

(... is a kind of move ) move with a whishing sound

"The car whished past her"

(... is a kind of move ) move lightly, as if suspended

"The dancer floated across the stage"

(... is a kind of move ) move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science

(... is a kind of move ) go to or towards

"a liquid seeks its own level"

(... is a kind of move ) move with a whining sound

"The bullets were whining past us"

(... is a kind of move ) be dispersed or disseminated

"Rumors and accusations are flying"

(... is a kind of move ) move like a floating object

"The moon rode high in the night sky"

(... is a kind of move ) cover a certain distance

"She came a long way"

(... is a kind of move ) move like a ghost

"The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"

(... is a kind of move ) displace oneself; go from one location to another

(... is a kind of move ) fly over

"The plane passed over Damascus"

(... is a kind of move ) undergo transportation as in a vehicle

"We travelled North on Rte. 508"

(... is a kind of move ) direct one's course or way

"wend your way through the crowds"

(... is a kind of move ) travel or traverse (a distance)

"This car does 150 miles per hour" "We did 6 miles on our hike every day"

(... is a kind of move ) travel by raft in water

"Raft the Colorado River"

(... is a kind of move ) move around; move from place to place

"How does she get around without a car?"

(... is a kind of move ) move, travel, or proceed toward some place

"He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

(... is a kind of move ) travel at a moderate speed

"Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude"

(... is a kind of move ) travel upon or across

"travel the oceans"

(... is a kind of move ) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(... is a kind of move ) wind around; move along a circular course

"round the bend"

(... is a kind of move ) move heavily

"the streetcar trundled down the avenue"

(... is a kind of move ) move strenuously and with effort

"The crowd pushed forward"

(... is a kind of move ) travel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal

(... is a kind of move ) change direction with a swinging motion; turn

"swing back" "swing forward"

(... is a kind of move ) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

"The gypsies roamed the woods" "roving vagabonds" "the wandering Jew" "The cattle roam across the prairie" "the laborers drift from one town to the next" "They rolled from town to town"

(... is a kind of move ) take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure

"The lovers held hands while walking" "We like to walk every Sunday"

(... is a kind of move ) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

"the river winds through the hills" "the path meanders through the vineyards" "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

(... is a kind of move ) move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

(... is a kind of move ) move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground

"The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"

(... is a kind of move ) to move hurriedly

"The friend scrambled after them"

(... is a kind of move ) to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly

"They slid through the wicket in the big gate"

(... is a kind of move ) move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle

"The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"

(... is a kind of move ) move smoothly and effortlessly

(... is a kind of move ) move up and down repeatedly

(... is a kind of move ) to proceed quickly and easily

(... is a kind of move ) be in motion due to some air or water current

"The leaves were blowing in the wind" "the boat drifted on the lake" "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea" "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"

(... is a kind of move ) move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly

"The spotlights played on the politicians"

(... is a kind of move ) be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom

(... is a kind of move ) move as if gliding through water

"this snake swims through the soil where it lives"

(... is a kind of move ) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

(... is a kind of move ) pass to the other side of

"turn the corner" "move around the obstacle"

(... is a kind of move ) travel around something

"circle the globe"

(... is a kind of move ) move through a body or an object with a slicing motion

"His hand sliced through the air"

(... is a kind of move ) wander from a direct course or at random

"The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her" "don't drift from the set course"

(... is a kind of move ) travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means

"Run to the store!" "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"

(... is a kind of move ) shift or move by taking a step

"step back"

(... is a kind of move ) travel or be transported in a vehicle

"We drove to the university every morning" "They motored to London for the theater"

(... is a kind of move ) travel in an automobile

(... is a kind of move ) move along on skis

"We love to ski the Rockies" "My children don't ski"

(... is a kind of move ) travel through the air; be airborne

"Man cannot fly"

(... is a kind of move ) travel by means of steam power

"The ship steamed off into the Pacific"

(... is a kind of move ) travel by tram

(... is a kind of move ) travel slowly

"The plane taxied down the runway"

(... is a kind of move ) travel by ferry

(... is a kind of move ) travel in a caravan

(... is a kind of move ) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

"She never sat a horse!" "Did you ever ride a camel?" "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

(... is a kind of move ) spring forward on the hind legs

"The young horse was prancing in the meadow"

(... is a kind of move ) travel through water

"We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore" "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

(... is a kind of move ) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

(... is a kind of move ) travel up

"We ascended the mountain" "go up a ladder" "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"

(... is a kind of move ) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

(... is a kind of move ) descend in free fall under the influence of gravity

"The branch fell from the tree" "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"

(... is a kind of move ) travel along a zigzag path

"The river zigzags through the countryside"

(... is a kind of move ) travel along a certain course

"follow the road" "follow the trail"

(... is a kind of move ) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

(... is a kind of move ) pull back or move away or backward

"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

(... is a kind of move ) move in a direction contrary to the usual one

"retrograding planets"

(... is a kind of move ) move ahead; travel onward in time or space

"We proceeded towards Washington" "She continued in the direction of the hills" "We are moving ahead in time now"

(... is a kind of move ) travel backward

"back into the driveway" "The car backed up and hit the tree"

(... is a kind of move ) make a sweeping movement

"The camera panned across the room"

(... is a kind of move ) to travel behind, go after, come after

"The ducklings followed their mother around the pond" "Please follow the guide through the museum"

(... is a kind of move ) move ahead (of others) in time or space

(... is a kind of move ) follow in or as if in pursuit

"The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

(... is a kind of move ) go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before

"return to your native land" "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"

(... is a kind of move ) run off or leave the rails

"the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"

(... is a kind of move ) move as a crowd or in a group

"Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"

(... is a kind of move ) go or travel along with

"The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"

(... is a kind of move ) move with great difficulty

"The soldiers billowed across the muddy riverbed"

(... is a kind of move ) move around freely from person to person or from place to place

"She circulates among royalty"

(... is a kind of move ) move in a circular path above (someone or something)

"the plane circled, looking for a landing spot"

(... is a kind of move ) move or proceed at an angle

"he angled his way into the room"

(... is a kind of move ) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

(... is a kind of move ) move past

"A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window" "He passed his professor in the hall" "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

(... is a kind of move ) move very fast

"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

(... is a kind of move ) travel at an excessive or illegal velocity

"I got a ticket for speeding"

(... is a kind of move ) move with a low humming noise

(... is a kind of move ) move by being propelled by a force

"The car drove around the corner"

(... is a kind of move ) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

(... is a kind of move ) move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly

"John trailed behind his class mates" "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"

(... is a kind of move ) travel back and forth between two points

(... is a kind of move ) move with a whooshing sound

(... is a kind of move ) move quickly and nimbly

"He whisked into the house"

(... is a kind of move ) move headlong at high speed

"The cars careered down the road" "The mob careered through the streets"

(... is a kind of move ) make a circuit

"They were circuiting about the state"

(... is a kind of move ) move quickly, as if by cutting one's way

"Planes lanced towards the shore"

(... is a kind of move ) go around the flank of (an opposing army)

(... is a kind of move ) travel through the air

"sound and light propagate in this medium"

(... is a kind of move ) move or go steadily or gradually

"The ship drew near the shore"

(... is a kind of move ) change from one vehicle or transportation line to another

"She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"

(... is a kind of move ) make violent, noisy movements

(... is a kind of move ) go at a pace

"The horse paced"

(... is a kind of move ) put down or press the foot, place the foot

"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread" "step on the brake"

(... is a kind of move ) move with one's feet in a specific manner

"step lively"

(... is a kind of move ) move with or as if with a rushing sound

"The cars hurtled by"

(... is a kind of move ) move away, as for privacy

"The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"

(... is a kind of move ) move with, or as with, a whistling sound

"The bullets whistled past him"

(... is a kind of move ) travel from one island to the next

"on the cruise, we did some island-hopping"

(... is a kind of move ) move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil

"The ship plowed through the water"

(... is a kind of move ) move slowly and unsteadily

"The truck lurched down the road"

(... is a kind of move ) move as if through a sieve

"The soldiers sifted through the woods"

(... is a kind of move ) move in a specified direction

"The line of men fall forward"

(... is a kind of move ) move slowly and as if with great effort

(... is a kind of move ) move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way

"who are these people running around in the building?" "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles" "let the dogs run free"

(... is a kind of move ) move noisily

"The window banged shut" "The old man banged around the house"

(... is a kind of move ) move in a gyrating fashion

"the poles of the Earth precess at a right angle to the force that is applied"

(... is a kind of move ) travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge

(... is a kind of move ) sit on and control a vehicle

"He rides his bicycle to work every day" "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"

(... is a kind of move ) travel on snowshoes

"After a heavy snowfall, we have to snowshoe to the grocery store"

(... is a kind of move ) fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle

"He beetled up the staircase" "They beetled off home"

(move has a similar meaning as ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, 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"

Definition 18: dispose of by selling - [verb of possession]

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers

(move is a kind of ...) exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

"He sold his house in January" "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of move ) do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop

"We continued our research into the cause of the illness" "The landlord persists in asking us to move"

(... is a kind of move ) succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available

"We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

(... is a kind of move ) act violently, recklessly, or destructively

(... is a kind of move ) perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

"perpetrate a crime" "pull a bank robbery"

(... is a kind of move ) conduct a prosecution in a court of law

(... is a kind of move ) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

(... is a kind of move ) act in opposition to

(... is a kind of move ) act so as to bring into existence

"effect a change"

(... is a kind of move ) to be courageous enough to try or do something

"I don't dare call him" "she dares to dress differently from the others"

(... is a kind of move ) engage in social activities leading to marriage

"We were courting for over ten years"

(... is a kind of move ) make amorous advances towards

"John is courting Mary"

(... is a kind of move ) make an effort or attempt

"He tried to shake off his fears" "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps" "The police attempted to stop the thief" "He sought to improve himself" "She always seeks to do good in the world"

(... is a kind of move ) behave well or properly

"The children must learn to behave"

(... is a kind of move ) behave in a certain manner

"She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

(... is a kind of move ) debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way

"I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"

(... is a kind of move ) behave badly

"The children misbehaved all morning"

(... is a kind of move ) share in something

(... is a kind of move ) do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

(... is a kind of move ) behave in a patronizing and condescending manner

(... is a kind of move ) continue after an interruption

"The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"

(... is a kind of move ) act in one's own or everybody's best interest

"You will do well to arrive on time tomorrow!"

(... is a kind of move ) continue a certain state, condition, or activity

"Keep on working!" "We continued to work into the night" "Keep smiling" "We went on working until well past midnight"

(... is a kind of move ) wait before acting

"the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"

(... is a kind of move ) act prematurely or without reflection or too soon

"she wanted to quit her job but her mother told her not to go off half-cocked"

(... is a kind of move ) begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object

"begin a cigar" "She started the soup while it was still hot" "We started physics in 10th grade"

(... is a kind of move ) take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

"guard against becoming too friendly with the staff" "guard against infection"

(... is a kind of move ) carry out

"take action" "take steps" "take vengeance"

(... is a kind of move ) behave in a certain way

"play safe" "play it safe" "play fair"

(... is a kind of move ) put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner

"sneak a look" "sneak a cigarette"

(... is a kind of move ) come upon or take unawares

"She surprised the couple" "He surprised an interesting scene"

(... is a kind of move ) do over

"They would like to take it over again"

(... is a kind of move ) make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally

(... is a kind of move ) act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse

"Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"

(... is a kind of move ) act like the master of

"He is lording it over the students"

(... is a kind of move ) be careful, prudent, or watchful

"Take care when you cross the street!"

(... is a kind of move ) begin to deal with

"approach a task" "go about a difficult problem" "approach a new project"

(... is a kind of move ) behave carelessly or indifferently

"Play about with a young girl's affection"

(... is a kind of move ) do something despite obstacles such as lack of time

"He finally got around to painting the windows"

(... is a kind of move ) habitually do something or be in a certan state or place (use only in the past tense)

"She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally" "I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall" "They used to vacation in the Bahamas" "she used to be his best friend and now they are enemies"

(... is a kind of move ) to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others

"We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"

(... is a kind of move ) practice evasion

"This man always hesitates and evades"

(... is a kind of move ) dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently

"He dispatched the task he was assigned"

(... is a kind of move ) act in order to achieve a certain goal

"He maneuvered to get the chairmanship" "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"

(... is a kind of move ) decide on and pursue a course of action satisfying the minimum requirements to achieve a goal

"optimization requires processes that are more complex than those needed to merely satisfice"

(... is a kind of move ) act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

(... is a kind of move ) make oneself visible; take action

"Young people should step to the fore and help their peers"

(... is a kind of move ) pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity

"Don't disturb him--he is creating"

(... is a kind of move ) do forcibly; exert force

"Don't force it!"

(... is a kind of move ) take the initiative and go on the offensive

"The Serbs attacked the village at night" "The visiting team started to attack"

(... is a kind of move ) proceed (with a plan of action)

"He went ahead with the project"

(... is a kind of move ) show a response or a reaction to something

(... is a kind of move ) destroy the peace or tranquility of

"Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"

(... is a kind of move ) act or move at high speed

"We have to rush!" "hurry--it's late!"

(... is a kind of move ) finally be or do something

"He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart" "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"

(... is a kind of move ) decide on one's actions as one goes along, depending on the situation

"She didn't know what to expect from her new job, so she played it by ear"

(... is a kind of move ) act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome

"This factor played only a minor part in his decision" "This development played into her hands" "I played no role in your dismissal"

(... is a kind of move ) agree freely

"She volunteered to drive the old lady home" "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"

(... is a kind of move ) act together, as of organisms

(... is a kind of move ) act quickly and decisively; not let slip an opportunity

(... is a kind of move ) act against or in opposition to

"She reacts negatively to everything I say"

(... is a kind of move ) act together or towards others or with others

"He should interact more with his colleagues"

(... is a kind of move ) regulate one's behavior in accordance with certain information, ideas, or advice

"The Founding Fathers acted on certain moral principles"

(... is a kind of move ) carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

"She pursued many activities" "They engaged in a discussion"

(... is a kind of move ) take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission

"How dare you call my lawyer?"

(... is a kind of move ) perform a function

"Who will perform the wedding?"

(... is a kind of move ) nearly do something

"She came close to quitting her job"

(... is a kind of move ) 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"

(... is a kind of move ) act, feel, or give mutually or in return

"We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!"

(... is a kind of move ) act in a way that attracts attention

"This teacher always egotrips and the students don't like him"

(... is a kind of move ) make a great effort at a mental or physical task

"exert oneself"

(... is a kind of move ) act as a partner

"Astaire partnered Rogers"

(... is a kind of move ) take action with respect to (someone or something)

"How are we going to deal with this problem?" "The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students"

(... is a kind of move ) do something in turns

"We take turns on the night shift"

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for move in the sense of this definition

(move is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of move ) proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity

"work your way through every problem or task" "She was working on her second martini when the guests arrived" "Start from the bottom and work towards the top"

(... is a kind of move ) proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

"We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

(... is a kind of move ) proceed with great force

"The new teacher tends to steamroller"

Samples where move or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she moves in certain circles only

(move is a kind of ...) lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

"we had to live frugally after the war"

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Other word for move in on

move in on meaning and synonyms

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