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Noun move has 5 senses
  1. move - the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
    --1 is a kind of
    decision, determination, conclusion
    --1 has particulars:
     demarche; maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
    Derived forms: verb move8, verb move6
  2. move, relocation - the act of changing your residence or place of business; "they say that three moves equal one fire"
    --2 is a kind of change
    --2 has particulars: flit
    Derived form: verb move4
  3. motion, movement, move, motility - 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"
    --3 is a kind of change
    --3 has particulars:
     abduction; adduction; agitation; body English; circumduction; disturbance; fetal movement, foetal movement; flit, dart; gesture; headshake, headshaking; inclination, inclining; inversion, eversion, everting; inversion, upending; jerk, jerking, jolt; kick, kicking; kneel, kneeling; lurch, pitch, pitching; nystagmus; opening; prostration; reach, reaching, stretch; reciprocation; reclining; retraction; retroflection, retroflexion; rotation, rotary motion; shutting, closing; sitting; sitting, posing; snap; squat, squatting; sweep; toss; vibration, quiver, quivering; wave; waver, flutter, flicker; standing; straddle, span; stroke; wiggle, wriggle, squirm; eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmics
    Derived form: verb move3
  4. motion, movement, move - 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"
    --4 is a kind of change
    --4 has particulars:
     approach, approaching, coming; progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion; locomotion, travel; lurch, lunge; travel, traveling, travelling; pursuit, chase, following; rise, ascent, ascension, ascending; descent; swing, swinging, vacillation; return; slide, glide, coast; slippage; flow, stream; crawl; speed, speeding, hurrying; translation, displacement; shift, shifting; haste, hurry, rush, rushing; maneuver, manoeuvre, play; migration
    Derived forms: verb move2, verb move1
  5. move - (game) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other permitted action
    --5 is a kind of
    turn, play
    --5 has particulars: chess move
    Derived form: verb move15
Verb move has 16 senses
  1. travel, go, move, locomote - 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 before night fell"
    Derived forms: noun motion6, noun move4, noun movement3, noun movement2, noun mover3
    Sample sentence:
    The cars move down the avenue
  2. move, displace - 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"
    Derived forms: noun move4, noun movement3, noun movement11, noun mover1, noun mover4
    Sample sentence:
    They move the car down the avenue
  3. move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
    stand still
    Derived forms: noun motion3, noun move3, noun movement1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. move - change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
    stay, stick, stick around, stay put
    Derived forms: noun move2, noun movement3, noun mover3
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue move
  5. go, proceed, 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"
    --5 is one way to act, move
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s Adjective
    Somebody ----s PP
  6. be active, move - be in a state of action; "she is always moving"
    Derived forms: noun motion4, noun move1, noun mover2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  7. move - go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
    --7 is one way to
    change, alter, vary
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  8. act, move - 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"
    Derived form: noun move1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  9. affect, impress, move, strike - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will move him
    The good news will move her
    The performance is likely to move Sue
  10. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite - give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
    --10 is one way to cause, do, make
    Sample sentence:
    They move him to write the letter
  11. move - arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"
    --11 is one way to
    affect, impress, move, strike
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  12. move - dispose of by selling; "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
    --12 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. move, go, run - progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
    --13 is one way to change
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  14. move - live one's life in a specified environment; "she moves in certain circles only"
    --14 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  15. move, go - have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"
    Derived form: noun move5
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue move
  16. move, make a motion - propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
    --16 is one way to propose, suggest, advise
    Derived form: noun mover2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s on something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
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