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  • (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
  • the act of changing 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
  • 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
  • the act of changing your residence or place of business
    • they say that three moves equal one fire
  • the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
  • have a turn; make one's move in a game
    • Can I go now?
  • live one's life in a specified environment
    • she moves in certain circles only
  • progress by being changed
    • The speech has to go through several more drafts
    • run through your presentation before the meeting
  • dispose of by selling
    • The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers
  • arouse sympathy or compassion in
    • Her fate moved us all
  • give an incentive for action
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career
  • have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    • This child impressed me as unusually mature
    • This behavior struck me as odd
  • 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
  • go or proceed from one point to another
    • the debate moved from family values to the economy
  • be in a state of action
    • she is always moving
  • 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
  • change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
    • We moved from Idaho to Nebraska
    • The basketball player moved from one team to another
  • move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    • He moved his hand slightly to the right
  • 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
  • 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
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