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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
  1. 1
    to leave one place and travel to another

    They stayed for only a few days before moving on.

  2. 2
    to stop discussing or doing something and begin discussing or doing something different
    move on to:

    Let’s move on to the next question.

  3. 3
    to change your ideas, attitudes, behaviour etc

    Public opinion has moved on a great deal since then.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

See also main entry: move
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