verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
go; travel; move; locomote.
- 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
verb 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
verb move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
- He moved his hand slightly to the right
verb change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
- We moved from Idaho to Nebraska
- The basketball player moved from one team to another
verb follow a procedure or take a course
go; move; proceed.
- 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
verb be in a state of action
move; be active.
verb go or proceed from one point to another
- the debate moved from family values to the economy
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
verb have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
strike; affect; move; impress.
- This child impressed me as unusually mature
- This behavior struck me as odd
verb give an incentive for action
motivate; prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
- This moved me to sacrifice my career
verb arouse sympathy or compassion in
verb dispose of by selling
- The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers
verb progress by being changed
go; move; run.
- The speech has to go through several more drafts
- run through your presentation before the meeting
verb live one's life in a specified environment
- she moves in certain circles only
verb have a turn; make one's move in a game
verb propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
make a motion; move.
adjective being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
affected; stirred; touched.
- too moved to speak
- very touched by the stranger's kindness
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
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