Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

move along - definition and synonyms

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Thesaurus diagram

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theymove along
he/she/itmoves along
present participlemoving along
past tensemoved along
past participlemoved along
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to leave a place when someone in authority tells you to

    The police were telling us to move along.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to tell someone to move away from a place

      A guy in a uniform was moving some kids along.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to progress or develop, or to make something progress or develop

    The trial continues to move along.

    It’s up to the committee to move the process along.

See also main entry: move


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play