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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theymove over
he/she/itmoves over
present participlemoving over
past tensemoved over
past participlemoved over
  1. 1
    to change your position in order to make space for someone or something else

    She moved over to let me pass.

  2. 2
    to stop doing something in order to let someone else do it

    They seem to expect older musicians to move over so that the younger ones can get a chance.

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