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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theymove on
he/she/itmoves on
present participlemoving on
past tensemoved on
past participlemoved on
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  1. 1
    to leave one place and travel to another
    They stayed for only a few days before moving on.
  2. 3
    to change your ideas, attitudes, behavior, etc.
    We like to think we’ve moved on as a society since the days of racial segregation.
    Public opinion has moved on a great deal since then.
  3. 4
    to start to continue with your life after you have dealt successfully with a bad experience
    It’s been a nightmare, but now I just want to forget about it and move on.
  4. 5
    to leave a place when someone in authority tells you to
    We moved on, as requested.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to tell someone to move away from a place
      Police were aggressive in the way they moved the young people on.
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