move

To move is to shift your position or change where you are. It can be a little spooky to hear a sleepwalker move around a dark house at night.

You can move from one room to another, or move from Oregon to New Hampshire, changing the place where you live. Dancers move their bodies as they move around on a stage, and chess players move pieces strategically on the board. If someone inspires you to do something, or makes you feel an intense emotion, you can also say that they move you. When your dad says, "Get a move on!" he basically means "Hurry up!"

Definitions of move
  1. verb
    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
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    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 slowly or 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
    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
    move hurriedly
    slide, slither
    to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
    roll, trundle, 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
    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
    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
    barrel, careen, 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 haltingly 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
    maneuver
    move skillfully or adroitly, as around obstacles or into a position
    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 completely around something, especially by ship or plane
    ambulate
    walk about; not be bedridden or incapable of walking
    creep, mouse, pussyfoot, sneak
    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
    move clumsily or struggle to move, as in mud or water
    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
    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
    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, usher
    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
  2. verb
    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, trundle
    cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
    force, push
    move with force
    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 to 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
    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
    put something (e.g. 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
    flow or cause to flow out
    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
    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
    scuttle
    sink a ship by creating holes in the hull
    flush
    force to come into the open, as from a place of concealment
  3. verb
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    “He moved his hand slightly to the right”
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    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
    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
    begin moving
    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
    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
  4. verb
    go or proceed from one point to another
    “the debate moved from family values to the economy”
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    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
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    alter, change, vary
    become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  5. verb
    progress by being changed
    synonyms: go, run
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  6. noun
    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
    the act of 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
  7. noun
    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
    windup
    (baseball) the series of motions made by a pitcher prior to releasing a pitch
    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, buffet
    a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
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    change
    the action of changing something
  8. verb
    change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
    “We moved from Idaho to Nebraska”
    “The basketball player moved from one team to another”
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    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
  9. noun
    the act of changing your residence or place of business
    “they say that three moves equal one fire”
    synonyms: relocation
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    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
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    change
    the action of changing something
  10. verb
    be in a state of action
    “she is always moving
    synonyms: be active
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    rest
    be at rest
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    bestir, rouse
    become active
  11. verb
    live one's life in a specified environment
    “she moves in certain circles only”
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    live
    lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
  12. verb
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    “We must move quickly”
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    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
    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
    smuggle, 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
    balk, 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; make 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
  13. verb
    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)
  14. verb
    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
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    act
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  15. noun
    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 strategic maneuver
    artifice, ruse
    a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
    measure, step
    any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
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    conclusion, decision, determination
    the act of making up your mind about something
  16. noun
    (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
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    play, turn
    (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
  17. verb
    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    synonyms: affect, impress, strike
    actuate, incentivize, 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, startle, take aback
    surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
    weigh down, weigh on
    be oppressive or disheartening to
  18. verb
    arouse sympathy or compassion in
    “Her fate moved us all”
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    actuate, incentivize, incite, motivate, prompt, propel
    give an incentive for action
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    affect, impress, strike
    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
  19. verb
    give an incentive for action
    “This moved me to sacrifice my career”
    synonyms: actuate, incentivize, incite, motivate, prompt, propel
    affect, impress, strike
    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
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    cause, do, make
    give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
  20. verb
    propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
    synonyms: make a motion
    go
    have a turn; make one's move in a game
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    advise, propose, suggest
    make a proposal, declare a plan for something
  21. verb
    dispose of by selling
    “The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers”
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    sell
    exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
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