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    #1

    two questions.

    Hi,

    Roberto Mancini has moved to defend his managerial record in the Champions League, insisting that the competitionís unpredictability should inspire Manchester City to believe they can win the tournament at the first attempt.


    I have two questions.

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    Does "has moved to" mean "has paid attention to"?

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    Do "at the first attempt" mean "at the first try"?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: two questions.

    1. No. '. . .has moved to defend his record' means '. . .has strongly defended his record. . .'

    2. Yes.

    As your two questions are about Roberto Mancini, that would have been a better thread title.

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    Re: two questions.

    so move here means "progress"?

    Thanks a lot

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    #4

    Re: two questions.

    It means he has taken steps to point out his past achievements, probably in an interview or a newspaper article.

    Rover

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    #5

    Re: two questions.

    Thanks a lot, Rover.

    I found 21 definitions of the word "move" in the form of verb, and which one is suitable here? Is definition 10?

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    #6

    Re: two questions.

    In which dictionary are we to look for definition #10?
    Last edited by 5jj; 04-Oct-2011 at 12:32. Reason: typo

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    #7

    Re: two questions.

    I'm sorry.

    Here is the link.

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    Re: two questions.

    #6 comes closest to it: began to act.

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