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something that you decide to do in order to achieve something
She's still thinking about her
move to do something
the Board's recent moves to cut interest rates
Most of the council members are reluctant to
such a drastic
The authorities have
made no move
to resolve the conflict.
a good/wise/smart etc move
She decided to learn as much about it as she could, which seemed like a wise move.
Taking the position was a good
a decision that will improve the type of jobs you can do
there are moves afoot (to do something)
there are plans, especially secret ones
It seems there could be moves afoot to close the centre.
when someone moves for a short time in a particular direction
Good gymnasts rehearse their moves mentally before a competition.
made no move
to come any nearer.
made a move
towards the door.
watch/follow somebody's every move
His green eyes followed Cissy's every move.
move in the wrong direction
and I'll shoot.
a change, especially one which improves a situation
the country's move towards democracy
a move away from traditional industries such as coal mining
Much more research is being done, which is
a move in the right direction
be on the move
to be travelling from one place to another
The rebel army is on the move.
to be busy and active
Roy is constantly on the move.
to be changing and developing a lot, especially in a way that improves things
Museums are on the move, adding exhibits that entertain and educate.
get a move on
used to tell someone to hurry
make the first move
to do something first, especially in order to end a quarrel or start a relationship
Men say they like it when women make the first move.
when you change the position of one of the objects in a game such as
Several moves later, Ron took his king.
It's your move, Janet
it is your turn to move an object
make a move
to leave a place
It's getting late - we ought to make a move.
going to a new place
when you leave one house, office etc, and go to live or work in a different one
The move to a larger office building is long overdue.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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