move

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: move

1
vn
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
the act of changing location from one place to another
2
vn
change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
the act of changing your residence or place of business
3
vn
be in a state of action
the act of deciding to do something
4
v
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
5
v
propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
6
v
dispose of by selling
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: move
1

v change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

“The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell”
Synonyms:
go, locomote, travel
displace
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Antonyms:
stay in place
be stationary
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circulate, go around, spread
become widely known and passed on
carry
cover a certain distance or advance beyond
ease
move gently or carefully
whish
move with a whishing sound
float
move lightly, as if suspended
swap
move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
seek
go to or towards
whine
move with a whining sound
fly
be dispersed or disseminated
ride
move like a floating object
come
cover a certain distance
ghost
move like a ghost
betake oneself
displace oneself; go from one location to another
overfly, pass over
fly over
travel
undergo transportation as in a vehicle
wend
direct one's course or way
do
travel or traverse (a distance)
raft
travel by raft in water
get about, get around
move around; move from place to place
repair, resort
move, travel, or proceed toward some place
cruise
travel at a moderate speed
journey, travel
travel upon or across
come, come up
move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
round
wind around; move along a circular course
trundle
move heavily
push
move strenuously and with effort
travel purposefully
travel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal
swing
change direction with a swinging motion; turn
cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
take the air, walk
take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
meander, thread, wander, weave, wind
to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
forge, spirt, spurt
move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
crawl, creep
move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
scramble
to move hurriedly
slide, slither
to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
roll, wheel
move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
glide
move smoothly and effortlessly
bounce, jounce
move up and down repeatedly
breeze
to proceed quickly and easily
be adrift, blow, drift, float
be in motion due to some air or water current
play
move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
float, swim
be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
swim
move as if gliding through water
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
move around, turn
pass to the other side of
circle
travel around something
slice into, slice through
move through a body or an object with a slicing motion
drift, err, stray
wander from a direct course or at random
run
travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
step
shift or move by taking a step
drive, motor
travel or be transported in a vehicle
automobile
travel in an automobile
ski
move along on skis
fly, wing
travel through the air; be airborne
steam, steamer
travel by means of steam power
tram
travel by tram
taxi
travel slowly
ferry
travel by ferry
caravan
travel in a caravan
ride, sit
sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
prance
spring forward on the hind legs
swim
travel through water
arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise
move upward
ascend, go up
travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
come down, descend, fall, go down
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
fall
descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
crank, zigzag
travel along a zigzag path
follow, travel along
travel along a certain course
advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
pull back or move away or backward
retrograde
move in a direction contrary to the usual one
continue, go forward, proceed
move ahead; travel onward in time or space
back
travel backward
pan
make a sweeping movement
follow
to travel behind, go after, come after
lead, precede
move ahead (of others) in time or space
follow, pursue
follow in or as if in pursuit
return
go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
derail, jump
run off or leave the rails
flock
move as a crowd or in a group
accompany
go or travel along with
billow
move with great difficulty
circulate
move around freely
circle, circulate
move in circles
angle
move or proceed at an angle
go across, go through, pass
go across or through
go by, go past, pass, pass by, surpass, travel by
move past
hurry, speed, travel rapidly, zip
move very fast
speed
travel at an excessive or illegal velocity
zoom
move with a low humming noise
drive
move by being propelled by a force
belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
move fast
shack, trail
move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
shuttle
travel back and forth between two points
hiss, whoosh
move with a whooshing sound
whisk
move quickly and nimbly
career
move headlong at high speed
circuit
make a circuit
lance
move quickly, as if by cutting one's way
go around, outflank
go around the flank of (an opposing army)
propagate
travel through the air
draw
move or go steadily or gradually
change, transfer
change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
swash
make violent, noisy movements
pace
go at a pace
step, tread
put down or press the foot, place the foot
step
move with one's feet in a specific manner
hurtle
move with or as if with a rushing sound
retreat
move away, as for privacy
whistle
move with, or as with, a whistling sound
island hop
travel from one island to the next
plough, plow
move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
lurch
move slowly and unsteadily
sift
move as if through a sieve
fall
move in a specified direction
drag
move slowly and as if with great effort
run
move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
bang
move noisily
precess
move in a gyrating fashion
move around, travel
travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
ride
sit on and control a vehicle
snowshoe
travel on snowshoes
beetle
fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
resurrect, rise, uprise
return from the dead
break through, crack
pass through (a barrier)
emanate
proceed or issue forth, as from a source
accost, address, come up to
speak to someone
squeak by, squeak through
escape
prolapse
slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
thrash
move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation
fly
travel in an airplane
hop
travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.
revisit
visit again
stooge
cruise in slow or routine flights
sail
traverse or travel on (a body of water)
ship
travel by ship
ride
ride over, along, or through
fly
travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
approach, come near
come near in time
transit
pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)
tramp down, trample, tread down
walk on and flatten
skid, slew, slide, slip, slue
move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
waft
be driven or carried along, as by the air
tide
be carried with the tide
maunder
wander aimlessly
constitutionalize
take a walk for one's health or to aid digestion, as after a meal
gad, gallivant, jazz around
wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
snake
move along a winding path
forge
move ahead steadily
scend, surge
rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
formicate
crawl about like ants
coast
move effortlessly; by force of gravity
bowl
roll (a ball)
troll
cause to move round and round
skitter
glide easily along a surface
snake
move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake
dart, fleet, flit, flutter
move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
lollop
walk clumsily and with a bounce
tap
walk with a tapping sound
bumble, falter, stumble
walk unsteadily
drift
move in an unhurried fashion
fall back
move back and away from
buoy
float on the surface of water
spacewalk
move in space outside a space craft
foot, hoof, hoof it, leg it
walk
toe
walk so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction
walk
accompany or escort
shlep, traipse
walk or tramp about
perambulate, walk about, walk around
walk with no particular goal
circumambulate, walk around
walk around something
circumnavigate, compass
travel around, either by plane or ship
ambulate
walk about; not be bedridden or incapable of walking
creep, mouse, pussyfoot, sneak
to go stealthily or furtively
cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, traverse
travel across or pass over
infiltrate, pass through
pass through an enemy line; in a military conflict
run
cover by running; run a certain distance
move through, pass across, pass over, pass through, transit
make a passage or journey from one place to another
cut
pass directly and often in haste
wade
walk (through relatively shallow water)
cock, prance, ruffle, sashay, strut, swagger, tittup
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
sleepwalk, somnambulate
walk in one's sleep
slink
walk stealthily
gimp, hitch, hobble, limp
walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
scuffle, shamble, shuffle
walk by dragging one's feet
saunter, stroll
walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
amble, mosey
walk leisurely
prowl
move about in or as if in a predatory manner
skulk
move stealthily
coggle, dodder, paddle, toddle, totter, waddle
walk unsteadily
promenade
take a leisurely walk
march
walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride
stride
walk with long steps
hike
walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise
footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
climb, climb up, go up, mount
go upward with gradual or continuous progress
abseil, rappel, rope down
lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
tip, tippytoe, tiptoe
walk on one's toes
stalk
walk stiffly
buzz
fly low
flounce
walk emphatically
careen, keel, lurch, reel, stagger, swag
walk as if unable to control one's movements
flounder, stagger
walk with great difficulty
stamp, stomp, stump
walk heavily
lumber, pound
move heavily or clumsily
run
move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
consort, run
keep company
backpedal
step backwards, in boxing
pace
walk with slow or fast paces
trample, tread
tread or stomp heavily or roughly
slouch
walk slovenly
mince
walk daintily
clomp, clump
walk clumsily
cruise
drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
head
to go or travel towards
skate
move along on skates
wedel
ski, alternating directions
hot-dog
perform intricate maneuvers while skiing
schuss
ski downhill
slalom
race on skis around obstacles
water ski
ride water skis
rack
fly in high wind
flight
fly in a flock
fly on
continue flying
plane, skim
travel on the surface of water
soar
fly upwards or high in the sky
hover
hang in the air; fly or be suspended above
soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom
rise rapidly
go up
be erected, built, or constructed
rocket, skyrocket
shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
surf, surfboard
ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
body-surf
ride the crest of a wave without a surfboard
ride
be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
override
ride (a horse) too hard
ride herd
driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them
outride
ride better, faster, or further than
dismount, get down, get off, light, unhorse
alight from (a horse)
ride horseback
ride on horseback
prance
cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
canter
ride at a cantering pace
canter
go at a canter, of horses
walk
walk at a pace
extend, gallop
cause to move at full gallop
rack, single-foot
go at a rack
gallop
go at galloping speed
school
swim in or form a large group of fish
break water, fin
show the fins above the water while swimming
fin
propel oneself through the water in a finning motion
paddle
swim like a dog in shallow water
crawl
swim by doing the crawl
breaststroke
swim with the face down and extend the arms forward and outward while kicking with the leg
backstroke
swim on one's back
skinny-dip
bathe in the nude
dive
swim under water
avalanche, roll down
gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
dive, plunge, plunk
drop steeply
bubble
rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
uplift
lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
chandelle
climb suddenly and steeply
steam
rise as vapor
ascend, come up, rise, uprise
come up, of celestial bodies
go down, go under, set
disappear beyond the horizon
correct, decline, slump
go down in value
precipitate
fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
sink, subside
descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
crash
fall or come down violently
flop
fall suddenly and abruptly
topple, tumble
fall down, as if collapsing
drop
to fall vertically
plop
drop with the sound of something falling into water
pitch
fall or plunge forward
alight, climb down
come down
go down, go under, settle, sink
go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
come up, rise, rise up, surface
come to the surface
uprise
ascend as a sound
heel
follow at the heels of a person
penetrate
make one's way deeper into or through
creep up, sneak up
advance stealthily or unnoticed
encroach, impinge, infringe
advance beyond the usual limit
plough on, press on, push on
continue moving forward
string, string along
move or come along
retreat, retrograde
move back
trace
make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
roar
act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way
limp
proceed slowly or with difficulty
barge, push forward, thrust ahead
push one's way
march, process
march in a procession
back out
move out of a space backwards
back down, back off, back up
move backwards from a certain position
dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
tailgate
follow at a dangerously close distance
head, lead
travel in front of; go in advance of others
stalk
go through (an area) in search of prey
shadow
follow, usually without the person's knowledge
carry
pursue a line of scent or be a bearer
chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail
go after with the intent to catch
haunt, stalk
follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
retrace, trace
to go back over again
backtrack, double back, turn back
retrace one's course
cut back, flash back
return in time
home
return home accurately from a long distance
go home, head home
return home
return
return to a previous position; in mathematics
boomerang
return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang
crash
move violently as through a barrier
muscle
make one's way by force
overstep, transgress, trespass
pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
escort
accompany as an escort
escort, see
accompany or escort
tag along
go along with, often uninvited
orb, orbit, revolve
move in an orbit
troll
circulate, move around
loop
fly loops, perform a loop
loop
move in loops
overhaul, overtake, pass
travel past
negociate, negotiate
succeed in passing through, around, or over
lock
pass by means through a lock in a waterway
make, work
proceed along a path
cycle
pass through a cycle
blunder, fumble
make one's way clumsily or blindly
skirt
pass around or about; move along the border
run by
pass by while running
fly by
pass by while flying
fly by, whisk by, zip by
move by very quickly
approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near
move towards
close in, draw in
advance or converge on
buck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear
move quickly and violently
whizz, whizz along, zoom, zoom along
move along very quickly
pull
move into a certain direction
dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot
run or move very quickly or hastily
pounce, swoop
move down on as if in an attack
stream
to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
drip
fall in drops
cascade, cascade down
rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
edge, inch
advance slowly, as if by inches
rachet up, ratchet, ratchet down
move by degrees in one direction only
elapse, glide by, go along, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
pass by
circle around, circle round, revolve around
move around in a circular motion
step
walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
step on, tread on
place or press the foot on
cocoon
retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
itinerate
travel from place to place, as for work
wander
go via an indirect route or at no set pace
ascend
go along towards (a river's) source
snowboard
glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board
bounce
come back after being refused
ride
be sustained or supported or borne

v 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”
Synonyms:
displace
go, locomote, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
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circulate, mobilise, mobilize
cause to move around
relocate
move or establish in a new location
dislocate, luxate, slip, splay
move out of position
translate
change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
place, post, send, station
assign to a station
agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, stir up, vex
change the arrangement or position of
channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport
send from one person or place to another
funnel
move or pour through a funnel
brandish, flourish, wave
move or swing back and forth
draw, force, pull
cause to move by pulling
carry, transport
move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
tug
move by pulling hard
disarrange
destroy the arrangement or order of
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location
engage, lock, mesh, operate
keep engaged
impel, propel
cause to move forward with force
launch, set in motion
get going; give impetus to
roll, twine, wind, wrap
arrange or or coil around
unroll, unwind, wind off
reverse the winding or twisting of
force, squeeze, wedge
squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
work
move into or onto
disgorge, shed, spill
cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
slop, spill, splatter
cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
unseat
dislodge from one's seat, as from a horse
disunite, divide, part, separate
force, take, or pull apart
deracinate, extirpate, root out, uproot
pull up by or as if by the roots
depress, press down
press down
lift
take hold of something and move it to a different location
flick, riffle, ruffle
twitch or flutter
work
move in an agitated manner
take back
move text to the previous line; in printing
center, centre
move into the center
pump
move up and down
scan
move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
bump around, jar, shake up
shock physically
dandle
move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
revolve, roll
cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
force, push
move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
rock, sway
cause to move back and forth
fluctuate
cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
pulse
drive by or as if by pulsation
dislodge, reposition, shift
change place or direction
glide
cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
stir
move an implement through
play
cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
bowl over, knock over, overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over, upset
cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
send, ship, transport
transport commercially
direct, send
cause to go somewhere
transport
move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
saltate
move by saltation
bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down
move something or somebody to a lower position
lift, raise
move upwards
bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
raise from a lower to a higher position
drop
let fall to the ground
sink
cause to sink
advance, bring forward
cause to move forward
chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back
force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
shift, transfer
move around
displace
cause to move, usually with force or pressure
crowd, herd
cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
circulate
cause to move in a circuit or system
circulate, distribute, pass around, pass on
cause be distributed
drive out, force out, rouse, rout out
force or drive out
drive
cause someone or something to move by driving
race, rush
cause to move fast or to rush or race
whoosh, woosh
move with a sibilant sound
pour
cause to run
slip
cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
bring outside, exteriorize
bring outside the body for surgery, of organs
upstage
move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience
swing
move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
turn, turn over
cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
turn
cause to move around or rotate
turn
cause to move along an axis or into a new direction
slide
move smoothly along a surface
run
cause an animal to move fast
whistle
move, send, or bring as if by whistling
beat, flap
move with a thrashing motion
singsong
move as if accompanied by a singsong
hustle
cause to move furtively and hurriedly
wash
move by or as if by water
rake
move through with or as if with a rake
blow
cause to move by means of an air current
drag
use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
draw, pull
cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
lateralize
move or displace to one side so as to make lateral
translate
subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
hit, strike
drive something violently into a location
sling
move with a sling
change hands, change owners
be transferred to another owner
transfer
move from one place to another
expel, kick out, throw out
force to leave or move out
get up
cause to rise
enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in
introduce
dislocate
put out of its usual place, position, or relationship
compartmentalise, compartmentalize, cut up
separate into isolated compartments or categories
polarise, polarize
cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
isolate, keep apart, sequester, sequestrate, set apart
set apart from others
docket
place on the docket for legal action
mail, post, send
cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
get off, send, send off
transfer
garrison
station (troops) in a fort or garrison
fort
station (troops) in a fort
jack, jack up
lift with a special device
nudge, poke at, prod
to push against gently
shoulder
carry a burden, either real or metaphoric
port
carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons
shoulder
lift onto one's shoulders
flip
move with a flick or light motion
rocket
propel with a rocket
carry
propel or give impetus to
cock
set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
postpose
place after another constituent in the sentence
prepose
place before another constituent in the sentence
step
place (a ship's mast) in its step
disjoin, disjoint
make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of
disarticulate, disjoint
separate at the joints
put back, replace
put something back where it belongs
stratify
form, arrange, or deposit in layers
impact
press or wedge together; pack together
disconnect
make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
plant
place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
kick up
cause to rise by kicking
kick
drive or propel with the foot
pole, punt
propel with a pole
intersperse
place at intervals in or among
mess up, ruffle, ruffle up, rumple
disturb the smoothness of
compact, compress, pack together
make more compact by or as if by pressing
hit
cause to move by striking
beat, scramble
stir vigorously
churn
stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter
toss
agitate
paddle
stir with a paddle
rile, roil
make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
poke
stir by poking
nestle, snuggle
position comfortably
bear
move while holding up or supporting
bucket
carry in a bucket
return
make a return
bring, convey, fetch, get
go or come after and bring or take back
pile
place or lay as if in a pile
project
transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
propagate
transmit
translate
bring to a certain spiritual state
pipe in
transport to a destiny through pipes
release, turn
let (something) fall or spill from a container
send, send out
to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
wigwag
send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code
press, push
make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
twitch
move or pull with a sudden motion
pull back
move to a rearward position; pull towards the back
adduct
draw a limb towards the body
abduct
pull away from the body
stretch
pull in opposite directions
port
carry, bear, convey, or bring
porter
carry luggage or supplies
pack
carry, as on one's back
cart
transport something in a cart
fly
transport by aeroplane
haul
transport in a vehicle
pick, pluck, plunk
pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
tug
pull or strain hard at
drag
pull, as against a resistance
lug, tote, tug
carry with difficulty
cart, drag, hale, haul
draw slowly or heavily
hoist, lift, wind
raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
trice, trice up
raise with a line
hoist, run up
raise
heave, heave up, heft, heft up
lift or elevate
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order
boot out, chuck out, eject, exclude, turf out, turn out
put out or expel from a place
lay over, superimpose, superpose
place on top of
superpose
place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
muss, tussle
make messy or untidy
dishevel, tangle, tousle
disarrange or rumple; dishevel
park
place temporarily
ensconce, settle
fix firmly
dispose
place or put in a particular order
emplace
put into place or position
emplace
provide a new emplacement for guns
ship
place on board a ship
underlay
put (something) under or beneath
trench
set, plant, or bury in a trench
pigeonhole
place into a small compartment
shelve
place on a shelf
jar
place in a cylindrical vessel
repose
to put something (eg trust) in something
sign
place signs, as along a road
middle
put in the middle
parallelize
place parallel to one another
butt
place end to end without overlapping
recess
put into a recess
reposition
place into another position
throw, thrust
place or put with great energy
tee, tee up
place on a tee
rack up
place in a rack
coffin
place into a coffin
bed
put to bed
appose
place side by side or in close proximity
place down, put down, set down
cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
seed, sow
place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
misplace
place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position
juxtapose
place side by side
set down
put or settle into a position
bottle
put into bottles
bucket
put into a bucket
barrel
put in barrels
ground
place or put on the ground
pillow, rest
rest on or as if on a pillow
lose, mislay, misplace
place (something) where one cannot find it again
attract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in
direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel, repulse
cause to move back by force or influence
throw
propel through the air
flip, switch, throw
cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
ride
keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
drive
push, propel, or press with force
launch
propel with force
launch
launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage
catapult
shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult
project, send off
throw, send, or cast forward
upend
set, turn, or stand on end
spool
wind onto a spool or a reel
reel
wind onto or off a reel
ball
form into a ball by winding or rolling
clew, clue
roll into a ball
coil, curl, loop
wind around something in coils or loops
bump, dislodge
remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
stir
mix or add by stirring
pour forth, shed, spill
pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
seed
go to seed; shed seeds
seat, sit, sit down
show to a seat; assign a seat for
seat
place in or on a seat
lay, put down, repose
put in a horizontal position
place upright, stand, stand up
put into an upright position
recline
cause to recline
cut
separate with or as if with an instrument
tear
to separate or be separated by force
joint
separate (meat) at the joint
gin
separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
break
separate from a clinch, in boxing
break up, sever
set or keep apart
stub
pull up (weeds) by their roots
plant, set
put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
instal, install, put in, set up
set up for use
bust, rupture, snap, tear
separate or cause to separate abruptly
deposit, fix, posit, situate
put (something somewhere) firmly
ladle
put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
fork, pitchfork
lift with a pitchfork
shove
push roughly
flick, jerk
throw or toss with a quick motion
jerk, yank
pull, or move with a sudden movement
winch
pull or lift up with or as if with a winch
pick off, pluck, pull off, tweak
pull or pull out sharply
poise
cause to be balanced or suspended
loft
propel through the air
lean
cause to lean or incline
clap
put quickly or forcibly
rest
put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
perch
cause to perch or sit
hoist
move from one place to another by lifting
dribble, drip, drop
let or cause to fall in drops
load
put (something) on a structure or conveyance
cram
put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
set
put into a position that will restore a normal state
siphon
move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
seat
place or attach firmly in or on a base
cast, contrive, project, throw
put or send forth
frighten
drive out by frightening
pump
raise (gases or fluids) with a pump
transfuse
pour out of one vessel into another
sluice
transport in or send down a sluice
transfer, transplant
lift and reset in another soil or situation
transit
revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
transpose
transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
jostle, shove
come into rough contact with while moving
nose
push or move with the nose
obtrude, push out, thrust out
push to thrust outward
push aside, push away
push out of the way
muscle into
force one's way
push up
push upward
float
set afloat
beat down
dislodge from a position
thrust
push forcefully
flutter
flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
reorient
cause to turn
drive
urge forward
levitate
cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
ferry
transport by ferry
wheelbarrow
transport in a wheelbarrow
chariot
transport in a chariot
raft
transport on a raft
bus
send or move around by bus
pipe
transport by pipeline
barge
transport by barge on a body of water
railroad
transport by railroad
freight
transport commercially as cargo
turn
channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something
turn
to send or let go
divert
send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
route
send via a specific route
refer
send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
airt, redirect
channel into a new direction
truck
convey (goods etc.) by truck
rail
convey (goods etc.) by rails
sledge
transport in a sleigh
lighter
transport in a flatbottom boat
despatch, dispatch, send off
send away towards a designated goal
forward, send on
send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
pick up
give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
reef
lower and bring partially inboard
depress
lower (prices or markets)
underlay
raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
skid
elevate onto skids
pinnacle
raise on or as if on a pinnacle
chin, chin up
raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
leaven, prove, raise
cause to puff up with a leaven
heighten
increase the height of
boost, hike, hike up
increase
gather up, lift up, pick up
take and lift upward
plop
drop something with a plopping sound
dump
drop (stuff) in a heap or mass
hang
let drop or droop
plank down, plonk down, plump down
drop heavily
erect, rear
cause to rise up
settle
cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
position
cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
glycerolise, glycerolize
place in glycerol
space
place at intervals
marshal
place in proper rank
settle, settle down
settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
jam
push down forcibly
nose
advance the forward part of with caution
fire
drive out or away by or as if by fire
clear the air
dispel differences or negative emotions
banish
drive away
shoo, shoo away, shoo off
drive away by crying `shoo!'
shunt
transfer to another track, of trains
carry
transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication
shuffle
move about, move back and forth
transship
transfer for further transportation from one ship or conveyance to another
bunker
transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse
carry forward, carry over
transfer from one time period to the next
crowd out, force out
press, force, or thrust out of a small space
evacuate
move people from their homes or country
overcrowd
cause to crowd together too much
dip
lower briefly
convect
circulate hot air by convection
send around
forward to others
utter
put into circulation
wheel, wheel around
wheel somebody or something
hunt
chase away, with as with force
smoke out
drive out with smoke
pull
steer into a certain direction
chauffeur, drive around
drive someone in a vehicle
incline
lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
effuse, pour out
pour out
decant, pour, pour out
pour out
bring, convey, take
take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
carry over
transport from one place or state to another
scatter, spread, spread out
strew or distribute over an area
remove, transfer
shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
wind up
give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
evert
turn inside out; turn the inner surface of outward
leaf
turn over pages
supinate
turn (the hand or forearm) so that the back is downward or backward, or turn out (the leg)
bring about
cause to move into the opposite direction
port
put or turn on the left side, of a ship
bate
flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
clap
cause to strike the air in flight
shove, squeeze, stuff, thrust
press or force
tip, topple, tumble
cause to topple or tumble by pushing
throw
to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
whiff
drive or carry as if by a puff of air
blow
cause air to go in, on, or through
advect
convey by horizontal mass movement of a fluid
smash
hit violently
teleport
transport by dematerializing at one point and assembling at another
vest
become legally vested
devolve, fall, pass, return
be inherited by
accrue, fall
come into the possession of
communicate, convey, transmit
transfer to another
load
transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory
offset
cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
import
transfer (electronic data) into a database or document
export
transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs
offload
transfer to a peripheral device, of computer data
carry, post
transfer (entries) from one account book to another
FTP
use the file transfer protocol to transfer data from one computer to another
spool
transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage
download
transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location
upload
transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location
locate, place, site
assign a location to
charge, commit, institutionalise, institutionalize, send
cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
translocate
move from one place to another, especially of wild animals
translocate
transfer (a chromosomal segment) to a new position
deport, exile, expatriate
expel from a country
debar, suspend
bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
deliver, deport, extradite
hand over to the authorities of another country
banish, bar, relegate
expel, as if by official decree
ban, banish, blackball, cast out, ostracise, ostracize, shun
expel from a community or group
ban, banish
ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
deracinate, uproot
move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
imbricate
place so as to overlap

v move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

“He moved his hand slightly to the right”
Antonyms:
stand still
remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile
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move involuntarily, move reflexively
move in an uncontrolled manner
quicken
show signs of life
stretch, stretch out
extend one's body or limbs
click, flick, snap
cause to make a snapping sound
bend, flex
bend a joint
propagate, spread
become distributed or widespread
reach, reach out
move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
potter, potter around, putter, putter around
move around aimlessly
dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
drop back
take position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football
hit the deck, hit the dirt
fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger
gravitate
move due to the pull of gravitation
fly
move quickly or suddenly
ease up, give, give way, move over, yield
move in order to make room for someone for something
cut to
move to another scene when filming
lurch, pitch, shift
move abruptly
jar, jolt
move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
duck
to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away
bob
move up and down repeatedly
wallow, welter
roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
squirm, twist, worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe
to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
coggle, wobble
move unsteadily
sashay, sidle
move sideways
sidle
move unobtrusively or furtively
sail, sweep
move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
brush, sweep
sweep across or over
waggle, wamble
move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
chop
move suddenly
reciprocate
alternate the direction of motion of
move back and forth
move in one direction and then into the opposite direction
nod
sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion
beat, pulsate, quiver
move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
beat, pound, thump
move rhythmically
seesaw, teeter, totter
move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
buck, hitch, jerk
jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
cant, cant over, pitch, slant, tilt
heel over
careen, shift, tilt, wobble
move sideways or in an unsteady way
boil, churn, moil, roil
be agitated
slip, steal
move stealthily
agitate, shake
move or cause to move back and forth
vibrate
shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
jerk, twitch
move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
flip, twitch
toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
click, snap
move or strike with a noise
agitate, budge, shift, stir
move very slightly
arouse, stir
to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
dance
move in a graceful and rhythmical way
stumble, trip
miss a step and fall or nearly fall
falter, waver
move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
flap, roll, undulate, wave
move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
mill, mill about, mill around
move about in a confused manner
turn
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
jump, start, startle
move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
mope, mope around
move around slowly and aimlessly
bestride, climb on, get on, hop on, jump on, mount, mount up
get up on the back of
climb
move with difficulty, by grasping
strike out
make a motion as with one's fist or foot towards an object or away from one's body
bound, jump, leap, spring
move forward by leaps and bounds
bolt
move or jump suddenly
get down
lower (one's body) as by kneeling
assume, strike, take, take up
occupy or take on
seesaw
move up and down as if on a seesaw
exit, get out, go out, leave
move out of or depart from
part, separate, split
go one's own way; move apart
diverge
move or draw apart
lean, list
cause to lean to the side
tumble, whirl, whirl around
fly around
close, come together
come together, as if in an embrace
bustle, bustle about, hustle
move or cause to move energetically or busily
fidget
move restlessly
dawdle, linger
take one's time; proceed slowly
cringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince
draw back, as with fear or pain
hurl, hurtle, lunge, thrust
make a thrusting forward movement
swoop
move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
flow, flux
move or progress freely as if in a stream
course, feed, flow, run
move along, of liquids
flurry
move in an agitated or confused manner
streak
move quickly in a straight line
heave
move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
crash
move with, or as if with, a crashing noise
thunder
move fast, noisily, and heavily
snap
move with a snapping sound
beat, flap
move with a flapping motion
fling
move in an abrupt or headlong manner
hop
move quickly from one place to another
turn
move around an axis or a center
dodge
make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid
dodge
move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
throw
move violently, energetically, or carelessly
make way
get out of the way
dance
skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways
grab
make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
cut
move (one's fist)
close
change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
jump, jump off, leap
jump down from an elevated point
slip
move easily
jerk, twitch
make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
didder, shake
move with or as if with a tremor
shiver, shudder
shake, as from cold
roll, seethe
boil vigorously
branch, fork, furcate, ramify, separate
divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
flush
flow freely
twist
turn in the opposite direction
flip, flip over, turn over
turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse
catch
spread or be communicated
fluff up, plump up, shake up
make fuller by shaking
gush, jet
issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth
jive
dance to jive music; dance the jive
hoof
dance in a professional capacity
clog
dance a clog dance
tap dance
perform a tap dance
belly dance
perform a belly dance
heel
perform with the heels
shimmy
dance a shimmy
depart, go, go away
move away from a place into another direction
turn on a dime
have a small turning radius
dabble
bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water
bob about, bob around
move up and down with no specific path
roll, turn over
move by turning over or rotating
roll over
make a rolling motion or turn
wrench
make a sudden twisting motion
pronk
jump straight up
swan
sweep majestically
shimmy, wobble
tremble or shake
rock, shake, sway
move back and forth or sideways
sway, swing
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
flicker, flitter, flutter, quiver, waver
move back and forth very rapidly
swing about, swing around, turn around
turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically
pulsate, pulse, throb
expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
flutter, palpitate
beat rapidly
thrash
beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
flap
move noisily
cock
tilt or slant to one side
fan
agitate the air
tremble
move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
quake, tremor
shake with seismic vibrations
palpitate
cause to throb or beat rapidly
convulse
shake uncontrollably
sparge
agitate by introducing air or compressed gas
shake up, succuss
shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)
concuss
shake violently
rattle
shake and cause to make a rattling noise
convulse, jactitate, slash, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss
move or stir about violently
judder, shake
shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively
bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop
spring back; spring away from an impact
flip, toss
lightly throw to see which side comes up
glissade
perform a glissade, in ballet
chasse, sashay
perform a chasse step, in ballet
capriole
perform a capriole, in ballet
bebop, bop
dance the bebop
bump
dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward
twist
do the twist
waltz, waltz around
dance a waltz
tap, tapdance
dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
tango
dance a tango
shag
dance the shag
foxtrot
dance the foxtrot
contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country-dance
perform a contradance
break, break dance, break-dance
do a break dance
cakewalk
perform the cakewalk dance
conga
dance the conga
samba
dance the samba
two-step
dance the two-step
Charleston
dance the Charleston
boogie
dance to boogie music
cha-cha
dance the cha-cha
disco
dance to disco music
mambo
dance a mambo
polka
dance a polka
one-step
dance the one-step
rhumba, rumba
dance the rhumba
mosh, slam, slam dance, thrash
dance the slam dance
jig
dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions
jitterbug
do the jitterbug
jiggle, joggle, wiggle
move to and fro
folk dance
perform a folk-dance
square dance
dance in formation
quickstep
perform a quickstep
dart
move with sudden speed
founder
stumble and nearly fall
luff
flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides
surge, tide
rise or move forward
port
turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship
face
turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction
turn off
make a turn
turn away
move so as not face somebody or something
gee
turn to the right side
about-face
turn, usually 180 degrees
caracole
make a half turn on a horse, in dressage
corner
turn a corner
overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over
turn from an upright or normal position
shy
start suddenly, as from fright
boggle
startle with amazement or fear
pop out
exit briefly
file out
march out, in a file
clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter, struggle
climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
remount
mount again
get off, hop out
get out of quickly
kick
thrash about or strike out with the feet
burst
move suddenly, energetically, or violently
bounce
leap suddenly
capriole
perform a capriole, of horses in dressage
galumph
move around heavily and clumsily
ski jump
jump on skis
saltate
leap or skip, often in dancing
vault
bound vigorously
leapfrog
jump across
overleap, vault
jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
curvet
perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse
hop, hop-skip, skip
jump lightly
caper
jump about playfully
rear back
start with anger or resentment or in protest
fall out
leave (a barracks) in order to take a place in a military formation, or leave a military formation
get off
leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
step out
go outside a room or building for a short period of time
disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out
move away from each other
break up
come apart
diffract
undergo diffraction
bend
change direction
curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer
turn sharply; change direction abruptly
deflect
turn aside and away from an initial or intended course
bend, deflect, turn away
turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
avert, turn away
turn away or aside
cockle, riffle, ripple, ruffle, undulate
stir up (water) so as to form ripples
circulate
move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point
go around, revolve, rotate
turn on or around an axis or a center
rotate, splay, spread out, turn out
turn outward
circumvolve, rotate
cause to turn on an axis or center
pivot, swivel
turn on a pivot
eddy, purl, swirl, whirl, whirlpool
flow in a circular current, of liquids
kick
kick a leg up
skank
dance the skank
grind
dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced
coil, gyrate, spiral
to wind or move in a spiral course
corkscrew, spiral
move in a spiral or zigzag course
retract, shrink back
pull away from a source of disgust or fear
riposte
make a return thrust
deviate, divert
turn aside; turn away from
transpirate, transpire
pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
run off, waste
run off as waste
run down
move downward
pour
flow in a spurt
run out, spill
flow, run or fall out and become lost
stream, well out
flow freely and abundantly
dribble, filter, trickle
run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
drain, run out
flow off gradually
ooze, seep
pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
eject
leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule
pronate
turn the forearm or the hand so that the palm is directed downwards
gutter
flow in small streams
undock
move out of a dock
flail, thresh
move like a flail; thresh about
clap
strike the air in flight
hop
make a jump forward or upward
jackrabbit
go forward or start with a fast, sudden movement
log off, log out
exit a computer

v go or proceed from one point to another

“the debate moved from family values to the economy”
Types:
step
move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation
scroll
move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen
lapse, pass, sink
pass into a specified state or condition
Type of:
alter, change, vary
become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

v progress by being changed

Synonyms:
go, run
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

n the act of changing location from one place to another

“his move put him directly in my path”
Synonyms:
motion, movement
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approach, approaching, coming
the act of drawing spatially closer to something
advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress, progression
the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
locomotion, travel
self-propelled movement
lunge, lurch
the act of moving forward suddenly
travel, traveling, travelling
the act of going from one place to another
chase, following, pursual, pursuit
the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
ascending, ascension, ascent, rise
the act of changing location in an upward direction
descent
the act of changing your location in a downward direction
swing, swinging, vacillation
changing location by moving back and forth
return
the act of going back to a prior location
coast, glide, slide
the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
slippage
failing to hold or slipping out of place
flow, stream
the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
crawl
a very slow movement
hurrying, speed, speeding
changing location rapidly
displacement, translation
the act of uniform movement
shift, shifting
the act of moving from one place to another
haste, hurry, rush, rushing
the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
maneuver, manoeuvre, play
a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
migration
the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
emigration, expatriation, out-migration
migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
immigration, in-migration
migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
access
the act of approaching or entering
closing, closure
approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
landing approach
the approach to a landing field by an airplane
push
an effort to advance
career, life history
the general progression of your working or professional life
march
a steady advance
clear sailing, easy going, plain sailing
easy unobstructed progress
brachiation
swinging by the arms from branch to branch
walk, walking
the act of traveling by foot
walk
the act of walking somewhere
step
the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
gait
a horse's manner of moving
run, running
the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
jog, lope, trot
a slow pace of running
crawl, crawling, creep, creeping
a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
circle, circuit, lap
movement once around a course
circumnavigation
traveling around something (by ship or plane)
peregrination
traveling or wandering around
traversal, traverse
travel across
roving, vagabondage, wandering
travelling about without any clear destination
wayfaring
traveling (especially on foot)
crossing
traveling across
driving
the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
horseback riding, riding
travel by being carried on horseback
air, air travel, aviation
travel via aircraft
jump, parachuting
descent with a parachute
journey, journeying
the act of traveling from one place to another
leg, stage
a section or portion of a journey or course
staging
travel by stagecoach
on the road, on tour
travelling about
junketing
taking an excursion for pleasure
seafaring, water travel
travel by water
commutation, commuting
the travel of a commuter
tracking, trailing
the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
shadowing, tailing
the act of following someone secretly
stalk, stalking
the act of following prey stealthily
levitation
the act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means
heave, heaving
the act of lifting something with great effort
climb, mount
the act of climbing something
soar, zoom
the act of rising upward into the air
dive, nose dive, nosedive
a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
abseil, rappel
(mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
swoop
a swift descent through the air
crash dive
a rapid descent by a submarine
drop
the act of dropping something
collapse, flop
the act of throwing yourself down
reentry
the act of entering again
remand
the act of sending an accused person back into custody to await trial (or the continuation of the trial)
sideslip, skid, slip
an unexpected slide
snowboarding
the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard
release, spill, spillage
the act of allowing a fluid to escape
flood, outpouring, overflow
a large flow
acceleration, quickening, speedup
the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
deceleration
the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed
scud, scudding
the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)
run-up
the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed
leapfrog
advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors
dance step, step
a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
bolt, dash
the act of moving with great haste
scamper, scramble, scurry
rushing about hastily in an undignified way
takeaway
the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass)
figure
a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
completion, pass completion
(American football) a successful forward pass in football
ball hawking
a skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team
assist
(sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
icing, icing the puck
(ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal
jugglery
the performance of a juggler
obstruction
getting in someone's way
baseball play
(baseball) a play executed by a baseball team
footwork
the manner of using the feet
shot, stroke
(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
stroke
any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
blitz, linebacker blitzing, safety blitz
(American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
mousetrap, trap play
(American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated
gold rush
a large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field
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change
the action of changing something

n a change of position that does not entail a change of location

“an impatient move of his hand”
Synonyms:
motility, motion, movement
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abduction
(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
adduction
(physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
agitation
the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
body English
a motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction
circumduction
a circular movement of a limb or eye
disturbance
the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
fetal movement, foetal movement
motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)
dart, flit
a sudden quick movement
gesture
motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
headshake, headshaking
the act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement
inclination, inclining
the act of inclining; bending forward
eversion, everting, inversion
the act of turning inside out
inversion, upending
turning upside down; setting on end
jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade
an abrupt spasmodic movement
kick, kicking
a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
kneel, kneeling
supporting yourself on your knees
lurch, pitch, pitching
abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
eye movement
the movement of the eyes
opening
the act of opening something
prostration
the act of assuming a prostrate position
reach, reaching, stretch
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
reciprocation
alternating back-and-forth movement
reclining
the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position
retraction
the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back
retroflection, retroflexion
the act of bending backward
rotary motion, rotation
the act of rotating as if on an axis
closing, shutting
the act of closing something
sitting
the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
posing, sitting
(photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
snap
the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand
squat, squatting
the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
sweep
a movement in an arc
toss
an abrupt movement
quiver, quivering, vibration
the act of vibrating
wave
a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
flicker, flutter, waver
the act of moving back and forth
standing
the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
span, straddle
the act of sitting or standing astride
stroke
a single complete movement
squirm, wiggle, wriggle
the act of wiggling
eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy
the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding
jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting
a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
mudra
ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing
bob
a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)
nod
the act of nodding the head
stoop
an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
nystagmus
involuntary movements of the eyeballs; its presence or absence is used to diagnose a variety of neurological and visual disorders
saccade
a rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest
circumvolution
the act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis
feather, feathering
turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
gyration, whirling
the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
pivot
the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot
pronation
rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward
spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl
the act of rotating rapidly
spiral
flying downward in a helical path with a large radius
supination
rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward
turn, twist
turning or twisting around (in place)
twist, wind, winding
the act of winding or twisting
shaking
the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
stirring
agitating a liquid with an implement
shake, wag, waggle
causing to move repeatedly from side to side
worrying
the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes
careen, rock, sway, tilt
pitching dangerously to one side
overturn, turnover, upset
the act of upsetting something
shudder, tremor
an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
outreach
the act of reaching out
key stroke, keystroke
the stroke of a key; one depression of a key on a keyboard
turnout
(ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip
beat
a stroke or blow
bow
a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
carnival, circus
a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
disorganisation, disorganization
the disturbance of a systematic arrangement causing disorder and confusion
disruption, perturbation
the act of causing disorder
commotion, din, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumult
the act of making a noisy disturbance
furor, furore
a sudden outburst (as of protest)
havoc, mayhem
violent and needless disturbance
battle royal, melee, scrimmage
a noisy riotous fight
agitation, excitement, hullabaloo, turmoil, upheaval
disturbance usually in protest
outburst, tumultuous disturbance
a sudden violent disturbance
rampage, violent disorder
violently angry and destructive behavior
derangement, overthrow, upset
the act of disturbing the mind or body
swimming kick
a movement of the legs in swimming
blow
a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
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change
the action of changing something
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v change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

“We moved from Idaho to Nebraska”
“The basketball player moved from one team to another”
Antonyms:
stay, stay put, stick, stick around
stay put (in a certain place)
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relocate
become established in a new location
move in
move into a new house or office
move out
move out of one's old house or office
evacuate
move out of an unsafe location into safety
migrate, transmigrate
move from one country or region to another and settle there
migrate
move periodically or seasonally
immigrate
come into a new country and change residency
immigrate
migrate to a new environment
emigrate
leave one's country of residence for a new one
clear out
move out and leave nothing behind

n the act of changing your residence or place of business

“they say that three moves equal one fire”
Synonyms:
relocation
Types:
flit
a secret move (to avoid paying debts)
overspill
the relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns
Type of:
change
the action of changing something
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v be in a state of action

“she is always moving
Synonyms:
be active
Antonyms:
rest
be at rest
Types:
bestir, rouse
become active

v live one's life in a specified environment

“she moves in certain circles only”
Type of:
live
lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

v perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

“We must move quickly”
Synonyms:
act
Antonyms:
forbear, refrain
resist doing something
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alternate, take turns
do something in turns
end up, fetch up, finish, finish up, land up, wind up
finally be or do something
festinate, hasten, hurry, look sharp, rush
act or move at high speed
disturb, interrupt
destroy the peace or tranquility of
react, respond
show a response or a reaction to something
go ahead, plow ahead
proceed (with a plan of action)
aggress, attack
take the initiative and go on the offensive
force
do forcibly; exert force
create
pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity
come forward, come out, come to the fore, step forward, step to the fore, step up
make oneself visible; take action
pay back, repay, reward
act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
satisfice, satisfise
decide on and pursue a course of action satisfying the minimum requirements to achieve a goal
maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre
act in order to achieve a certain goal
dispatch
dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently
evade
practice evasion
race
to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
use
habitually do something (use only in the past tense)
play it by ear
decide on one's actions as one goes along, depending on the situation
play
act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
deal
take action with respect to (someone or something)
partner
act as a partner
exert
make a great effort at a mental or physical task
egotrip
act in a way that attracts attention
reciprocate
act, feel, or give mutually or in return
go, proceed
follow a procedure or take a course
come close
nearly do something
perform
perform a function
dare, make bold, presume
take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
engage, prosecute, pursue
carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
act on
regulate one's behavior in accordance with certain information, ideas, or advice
interact
act together or towards others or with others
oppose, react
act against or in opposition to
take time by the forelock
act quickly and decisively; not let slip an opportunity
coact
act together, as of organisms
offer, volunteer
agree freely
get around to
do something despite obstacles such as lack of time
dally, flirt, play, toy
behave carelessly or indifferently
approach, go about, set about
begin to deal with
participate, take part
share in something
misbehave, misconduct, misdemean
behave badly
condescend, lower oneself, stoop
debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport
behave in a certain manner
behave, comport
behave well or properly
assay, attempt, essay, seek, try
make an effort or attempt
court, romance, solicit, woo
make amorous advances towards
court
engage in social activities leading to marriage
dare
to be courageous enough to try or do something
effect
act so as to bring into existence
antagonise, antagonize, counteract
act in opposition to
anticipate, counter, foresee, forestall
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
prosecute
conduct a prosecution in a court of law
commit, perpetrate, pull
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
rampage
act violently, recklessly, or destructively
contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage
come to terms with
condescend, deign, descend
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
condescend
behave in a patronizing and condescending manner
take care
be careful, prudent, or watchful
act superior, lord it over, put on airs, queen it over
act like the master of
stampede
act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse
make a point, make sure
make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally
repeat, take over
do over
surprise
come upon or take unawares
sneak
put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner
play
behave in a certain way
take
carry out
guard
take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
begin, start
begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
go off at half-cock, go off half-cocked
act prematurely or without reflection or too soon
hold back, hold off, wait
wait before acting
continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed
continue a certain state, condition, or activity
do well, had best
act in one's own or everybody's best interest
continue
continue after an interruption
continue, persist in
do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop
spell
take turns working
treat
regard or consider in a specific way
bristle
react in an offended or angry manner
collude, conspire
act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
flip, flip out
react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way
overreact
show an exaggerated response to something
answer
react to a stimulus or command
accept
be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
stool
react to a decoy, of wildfowl
respond
respond favorably or as hoped
greet
react to in a certain way
explode
show a violent emotional reaction
accept
react favorably to; consider right and proper
answer
respond to a signal
communicate, intercommunicate
transmit thoughts or feelings
reach out
attempt to communicate
decline, refuse
show unwillingness towards
accept, consent, go for
give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
confront, face, face up
deal with (something unpleasant) head on
condescend, patronise, patronize
treat condescendingly
marvel, wonder
be amazed at
pick up the gauntlet, take a dare
be dared to do something and attempt it
acknowledge, notice
express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
communicate
be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas
check
place into check
fork
place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
harass
exhaust by attacking repeatedly
pin
immobilize a piece
tackle
seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
pull
apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
draw
engage in drawing
paint
make a painting
build
be engaged in building
fluster
be flustered; behave in a confused manner
control, keep in line, manipulate
control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
church
perform a special church rite or service for
transact
conduct business
return
return in kind
overexert
exert (oneself) excessively and go beyond one's strength
work
proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
embark, venture
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
steamroll, steamroller
proceed with great force
assert, put forward
insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
commit, practice
engage in or perform
close
engage at close quarters
politick
engage in political activities
act on, follow up on, pursue
carry further or advance
marginalise, marginalize
relegate to a lower or outer edge, as of specific groups of people
deal
behave in a certain way towards others
combine
join for a common purpose or in a common action
have
have a personal or business relationship with someone
buck, go against
resist
officiate
act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
invite, pay for
have as a guest
socialise, socialize
take part in social activities; interact with others
connect, get in touch, touch base
establish communication with someone
fight, struggle
make a strenuous or labored effort
assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet
collect in one place
partake in
be active in
relate
have or establish a relationship to
do by, handle, treat
interact in a certain way
fall all over
display excessive love or show excessive gratitude towards
fall from grace
revert back to bad behavior after a period of good behavior
act up, carry on
misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way
walk around
behave in a certain manner or have certain properties
walk
live or behave in a specified manner
assert oneself
put oneself forward in an assertive and insistent manner
pose, posture
behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
give it a try, have a go
make an attempt at something
grope
search blindly or uncertainly
endeavor, endeavour, strive
attempt by employing effort
give it a try, give it a whirl
try
chase, chase after
pursue someone sexually or romantically
display
attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals
interfere, interpose, intervene, step in
get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
adventure, chance, gamble, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
lay on the line, put on the line, risk
expose to a chance of loss or damage
bring to bear
bring into operation or effect
carry
extend to a certain degree
backdate
make effective from an earlier date
make
carry out or commit
recommit
commit once again, as of a crime
riot
take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot
extemporize, improvise
manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
fend
try to manage without help
cut, hack
be able to manage or manage successfully
rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by
manage one's existence barely
affiliate, associate, assort, consort
keep company with; hang out with
philander, womanise, womanize
have amorous affairs; of men
cope with, match, meet
satisfy or fulfill
blindside
catch unawares, especially with harmful consequences
remember oneself
recover one's good manners after a lapse or stop behaving badly
hold out
wait uncompromisingly for something desirable
delay
act later than planned, scheduled, or required
hold
remain in a certain state, position, or condition
keep going, run on
continue uninterrupted
ride
continue undisturbed and without interference
refuse, reject, resist
resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

v have a turn; make one's move in a game

Synonyms:
go
make a motion
propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
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bluff, bluff out
deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
stalemate
subject to a stalemate
castle
move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
serve
put the ball into play
open
make the opening move
cast, draw
choose at random
ruff, trump
play a trump
maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate
perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
check
decline to initiate betting
ace
serve an ace against (someone)
overtrump
play a trump higher than (one previously played) to the trick
crossruff
trump alternately in two hands
jockey
compete (for an advantage or a position)

v follow a procedure or take a course

Synonyms:
go, proceed
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work
proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
embark, venture
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
steamroll, steamroller
proceed with great force
Type of:
act
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

n the act of deciding to do something

“he didn't make a move to help”
“his first move was to hire a lawyer”
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demarche
a move or step or maneuver in political or diplomatic affairs
maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
a move made to gain a tactical end
parking
the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily
device, gimmick, twist
any clever maneuver
feint
any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
footwork
skillful maneuvering or dealing
gambit, ploy, stratagem
a maneuver in a game or conversation
artifice, ruse
a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
measure, step
any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
Type of:
conclusion, decision, determination
the act of making up your mind about something

n (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

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chess move
the act of moving a chess piece
castle, castling
interchanging the positions of the king and a rook
capture
the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
check
(chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
checkmate, mate
a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
gambit
a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position
Type of:
play, turn
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
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v have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Synonyms:
affect, impress, strike
actuate, incite, motivate, prompt, propel
give an incentive for action
come to, hit, strike
cause to experience suddenly
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infect
affect in a contagious way
surprise
cause to be surprised
impress, ingrain, instill
produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
awaken
make aware
engrave
impress or affect deeply
strike dumb
render speechless, as by surprising or shocking
zap
strike suddenly and with force
jar
affect in a disagreeable way
hit home, strike a chord, strike a note, strike home
refer to or be relevant or familiar to
smite
affect suddenly with deep feeling
cloud
make gloomy or depressed
pierce
move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply
impress
impress positively
sweep away, sweep off
overwhelm emotionally
disturb, trouble, upset
move deeply
stir, touch
affect emotionally
sadden
make unhappy
alienate
make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
amaze, astonish, astound
affect with wonder
explode a bombshell
utter or do something surprising
catch
discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state
boggle, bowl over, flabbergast
overcome with amazement
agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
jolt
disturb (someone's) composure
cark, disorder, disquiet, distract, perturb, trouble, unhinge
disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
prepossess
make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand
wow
impress greatly
get
evoke an emotional response
distress
cause mental pain to
ball over, blow out of the water, floor, shock, take aback
surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
weigh down, weigh on
be oppressive or disheartening to

v arouse sympathy or compassion in

“Her fate moved us all”
Synonyms
actuate, incite, motivate, prompt, propel
give an incentive for action
Type of:
affect, impress, strike
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

v give an incentive for action

“This moved me to sacrifice my career”
Synonyms:
actuate, incite, motivate, prompt, propel
affect, impress, strike
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
Type of:
cause, do, make
give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
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v propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

Synonyms:
make a motion
go
have a turn; make one's move in a game
Type of:
advise, propose, suggest
make a proposal, declare a plan for something
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v dispose of by selling

“The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers”
Type of:
sell
exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
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