move

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noun
1 action to achieve sth; change in ideas, etc.
ADJECTIVE
big, important, major, radical, significant
decisive
astute, brilliant, clever, good, inspired, sensible, shrewd, smart, wise
bad
risky
right

She wondered whether she had made the right move in telling the truth.

false, wrong

One false move could lead to war.

dumb (informal, esp. AmE), stupid, unwise
positive
aggressive
audacious, bold, brave, daring, strong
defensive
serious
desperate, drastic
dramatic, shock (BrE) (used in journalism), surprise, surprising, unexpected

The company was put up for sale yesterday in an unexpected move by management.

unprecedented
obvious
interesting
unusual
controversial
conciliatory (esp. BrE)
popular
gradual
rapid
new
current (BrE)

the current move towards/toward networked organizations

latest, recent
next
first, initial

If he wants to see me, he should make the first move.

strategic, tactical
logical
unilateral
diplomatic (esp. BrE), legal, military, political
pre-emptive
cost-cutting
career

Getting a job in advertising was a good career move.

VERB + MOVE
be, represent

The talks represented the first significant move towards/toward peace.

make

The management has made no move to settle the strike.

pull (informal)

Don't you dare pull a move like that again.

prompt
initiate
signal

The new legislation signals a move away from government involvement in telecommunications.

spearhead

The move is spearheaded by a prominent lawyer.

back, encourage, support
applaud, welcome
condemn, criticize
oppose, reject, resist
block
consider, contemplate, ponder
calculate, plan, plot

Now we must plot our next move.

decide, decide on

They are waiting for the results of the opinion polls before deciding their next move.

anticipate
announce

The government announced its move to ban smoking in public spaces.

MOVE + VERB
take place
be afoot, be underway (esp. BrE)

Moves are afoot to increase car insurance premiums.

fail
pay off
prove sth

The move proved a disaster.

be aimed at sth, be designed to do sth

a move designed to control inflation

allow (sb/sth) sth
give (sb) sth

The move gave her career a boost.

mean sth

The move meant lower costs.

reflect sth

The move reflects a change in approach to research.

surprise sb
PREPOSITION
in a/the move

In a move which surprised everyone, the bosses fired several managers.

move against

a move against drug dealers

move away from

a move away from the old Hollywood style of movie

move back to

a move back to old teaching styles

move to, move towards/toward

a move towards/toward greater trade liberalization

PHRASES
a move in the right direction

The new environmental regulations represent a move in the right direction.

2 change of place
ADJECTIVE
false

One false move and I'll shoot!

sudden
quick, swift
smooth
deft, nifty
graceful
finishing
acrobatic, dance, wrestling
VERB + MOVE
make

We should make a move (= leave).

execute, perform
bust (informal)

Flavio and I were busting some moves on the dance floor.

complete
practise/practice
master
block

The soldier blocked the move with his free hand.

PREPOSITION
move to, move towards/toward

She made a move towards/toward the door.

PHRASES
on the move

His career as an engineer has kept him on the move (= moving from place to place).

follow sb/sth's every move, watch sb/sth's every move

The cubs watched their mother's every move.

get a move on

We're leaving, so you'd better get a move on (= hurry)!

make a move for sth (informal)

He made a move for (= in the direction of) the door.

3 change of house/job
ADJECTIVE
permanent
lateral (esp. AmE), sideways (BrE)

His new job was a lateral/sideways move rather than a promotion.

house
off-season (AmE, sports)
impending
MOVE + VERB
take place
PREPOSITION
move from, move to

a move from Ohio to Kansas

4 in a board game
ADJECTIVE
brilliant, good
bad
opening
chess
VERB + MOVE
learn

She learned all the chess moves when she was four.

play
PREPOSITION
on a/the move

She captured the queen with her bishop on the 32nd move.

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verb
Move is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑baby, ↑cloud, ↑continent, ↑convoy, ↑dancer, ↑economy, ↑emphasis, ↑eye, ↑gaze, ↑glance, ↑hand, ↑hip, ↑joint, ↑leg, ↑lip, ↑muscle, ↑needle, ↑procession, ↑queue, ↑shadow, ↑spirit, ↑storm, ↑sun, ↑traffic, ↑train
Move is used with these nouns as the object: ↑amendment, ↑arm, ↑audience, ↑ball, ↑bowel, ↑cargo, ↑cattle, ↑cursor, ↑dirt, ↑distance, ↑focus, ↑freight, ↑furniture, ↑headquarters, ↑hip, ↑house, ↑leg, ↑lever, ↑merchandise, ↑money, ↑mouse, ↑text, ↑window

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