From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmove on phrasal verb1change job/classCHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER to leave your presentjob, class, or activity and start doing another oneI enjoyed my job, but it was time to move on. toWhen you finish, move on to the next exercise.move on to higher/better things (=get a better job or social position – used humorously)Jeremy’s leaving the company to move on to higher things.2change/developa)PROGRESSDEVELOPto develop in your life, and change your relationships, interests, activities etcI’ve moved on since high school, and now I don’t have much in common with some of my old friends. fromShe has long since moved on from the roles of her youth.b)ADVANCEDto change, progress, improve, or become more modern as time passesBy the time the software was ready, the market had moved on.3move somebody on British English to order someone to leave a particular place – used especially about policeThe police arrived on the scene and began moving the protesters on.4change subjectTALK TO somebody to start talking about a new subject in a discussion, book etcBefore we move on, does anyone have any questions?5continue journeyLEAVE A PLACE to leave the place where you have been staying and continue to another placeAfter three days we decided it was time to move on. toThe exhibition has now moved on to Edinburgh.6timePASS/TIME PASSING if time, the year etc moves on, the time passesAs time moves on, I’d like the children to play more challenging music.7time is moving on British English spokenLATE used to say that you must leave soon or do something soon, because it is getting lateTime’s moving on – we’d better get back to the car. →move→ See Verb table
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move to• Then Modell can move on to Baltimore.• We then move on toconsider in detail two studies of the demand for sport that have been carried out in Britain.• Once the exchanges were established Beveridge and Churchill moved on toexamine how to introduceunemploymentinsurance.• Many people get along using the sameprograms and never move on to new versions.• President Kennedy glossed over the racialanimus in Mississippi as he let the issuedie by moving on to other concerns.• If this happenscancel that experiment and move on to something else!• Before moving on to the more advancedaspects of waveriding let us consider what should happen in the first attempts.• Clean the tops of each row before you move on to the next row.move from• They consider that you can only move on from an unhappyexperience if you have given it some meaning.• Pupils should be encouraged to move on fromsimplecomprehension and factualquestions to questions of a more historicalnature.• Then he moved on from that, into what he called Alan Ladd suits.• Has a lot to prove this term, after a poorseason Has to move on from the promisingyoungsterstage.• She has long moved on from the roles of her youth.• Gene has moved on from the subject of Gloria.• But let us move on from these scientificmatters.• I knew Anton Rogan used to get some stick but I thought things had moved on from those days.• Hornby, founded in 1908, has now moved on fromtrains and cars to selldolls and videogames.move to• Then Modell can move on to Baltimore.• We then move on to consider in detail two studies of the demand for sport that have been carried out in Britain.• Once the exchanges were established Beveridge and Churchill moved on to examine how to introduce unemployment insurance.• Many people get along using the same programs and never move on to new versions.• President Kennedy glossed over the racial animus in Mississippi as he let the issue die by moving on to other concerns.• If this happens cancel that experiment and move on to something else!• Before moving on to the more advanced aspects of wave riding let us consider what should happen in the first attempts.• Clean the tops of each row before you move on to the next row.