12 English Phrasal Verbs With 'MOVE'

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12 phrasal verbs with 'MOVE'

Move ahead

  1. Make progress, often after a pause or delay
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: The construction can MOVE AHEAD now that permisson has been granted.

Move along

  1. Tell someone to move from a place
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: The police told the people watching to MOVE ALONG.
  2. Develop or progress in a reasonable or satisfactory manner
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: The project's MOVING ALONG and everything should be ready on time.

Move away

  1. Leave the area where you have been living
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: I MOVED AWAY when the factory shut down.

Move away from

  1. Stop doing or using something to change to something different
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: They're MOVING AWAY FROM Windows and are using Linux.

Move down

  1. Move a student to a lower level
    (Separable [optional] | American English)
    » Example: He was finding the course too difficult so they MOVED him DOWN.

Move in

  1. Start living in a place
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: The house was empty for ages, but some new tenants MOVED IN a few weeks ago.

Move in on

  1. Approach, often stealthily
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: As he watched, the hyenas began to MOVE IN ON the hapless wildebeest.

Move into

  1. Start living in a place
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: They MOVED INTO the house as soon as it was ready.

Move on

  1. Change the subject or your job
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: She MOVED ON to another company where the salary was considerably better.
  2. Make people move from a place
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The police MOVED the crowd ON because they were holding up the traffic.

Move out

  1. Leave a place you live or work in
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: She's tired of living there and is MOVING OUT.
  2. Remove
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The president said they would MOVE the troops OUT next year.
  3. Change lane or position to pass a vehicle
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: I MOVED OUT to overtake the bus.

Move towards

  1. Make preparations for something
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: The government are MOVING TOWARDS free elections.

Move up

  1. Move to make space
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: Could you MOVE UP and let me sit down?
  2. Move to a higher level
    (Separable [obligatory] | International English)
    » Example: They MOVED her UP to senior management.

Take our Exercise on 'MOVE'

Quiz for Verb: 'To MOVE'

Choose the correct definition for each phrasal verb...

'Move out' means...

'Move along' means...

'Move in on' means...

'Move up' means...

'Move away' means...

'Move in' means...

'Move out' means...

'Move towards' means...

'Move out' means...

'Move ahead' means...

 

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