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Could you help me move the bookcase away from the wall?
The traffic was barely moving.
The boat was now moving swiftly over the water.
It was so hot that I didn’t feel like moving.
She moved quickly toward the door.
We’ll be moving around a lot, and you may be unable to reach us.
I think you’ll find you only moved three squares instead of four.
Management is moving in a new direction.
Events were moving rapidly.
We’re moving next week.
Jill’s moved to Boston.
Moving house can be quite a stressful experience.
We need to move to the next item on the agenda.
He refuses to move on the salary issue.
You can’t fail to be moved by the plight of these people.
We move in such different circles that I’m surprised we ever met.
This is the American English definition of move. View British English definition of move.
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