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{adj: autobiographical, autobiographic} relating to or in the style of an autobiography
"they compiled an autobiographical history of the movement"

{adj: automotive, self-propelled, self-propelling} containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement
"a self-propelled vehicle"

{adj: awkward} lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
"an awkward dancer"
"an awkward gesture"
"too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"
"his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
<-> graceful

{adj: bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck} very small
"diminutive in stature"
"a lilliputian chest of drawers"
"her petite figure"
"tiny feet"
"the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"

{adj: bidirectional} reactive or functioning or allowing movement in two usually opposite directions
<-> unidirectional

{adj: big, large, prominent} conspicuous in position or importance
"a big figure in the movement"
"big man on campus"
"he's very large in financial circles"
"a prominent citizen"

{adj: coordinated, co-ordinated} being dexterous in the use of more than one set of muscle movements
"she was usually good with her hands and well coordinated"- Mary McCarthy

{adj: deft, dexterous, dextrous} skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
"a deft waiter"
"deft fingers massaged her face"
"dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"

{adj: divergent, diverging} tending to move apart in different directions
<-> convergent

{adj: elegant} displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution
"an elegant dancer"
"an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"

{adj: fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth} smooth and unconstrained in movement
"a long, smooth stride"
"the fluid motion of a cat"
"the liquid grace of a ballerina"

{adj: flying} designed for swift movement or action
"a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"

{adj: fogbound} so enveloped in fog that it is not safe to move about
"a fogbound fleet"
"the fogbound city"

{adj: forward} of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
"in a forward gear"
<-> reverse

{adj: frightened, scared} made afraid
"the frightened child cowered in the corner"
"too shocked and scared to move"

{adj: gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy} lacking grace in movement or posture
"a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"
"clumsy fingers"
"what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"
"heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"

{adj: hurtling} moving or moved with great speed
"the hurtling express train"

{adj: in-situ, unmoved} being in the original position; not having been moved
"the archeologists could date the vase because it was in-situ"
"an in-situ investigator"

{adj: indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward} not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
"was buried with indecent haste"
"indecorous behavior"
"language unbecoming to a lady"
"unseemly to use profanity"
"moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"

{adj: one-way} moving or permitting movement in one direction only
"one-way streets"
"a one-way ticket"

{adj: reverse} of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
"in reverse gear"
<-> forward

{adj: romantic, romanticist, romanticistic} belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts
"romantic poetry"

{adj: sealed} undisclosed for the time being
"sealed orders"
"a sealed move in chess"

{adj: sidelong} inclining or directed to one side
"moved downward in a sidelong way" - Bram Stoker

{adj: social} tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind
"ants are social insects"

{adj: strategic} highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war
"a strategic chess move"
"strategic withdrawal"
"strategic bombing missions"

{adj: unidirectional} operating or moving or allowing movement in one direction only
"a unidirectional flow"
"a unidirectional antenna"
"a unidirectional approach to a problem"
<-> bidirectional

{adj: union} of trade unions
"the union movement"
"union negotiations"
"a union-shop clause in the contract"
<-> nonunion

{adj: unitary} relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity
"the unitary principles of nationalism"
"a unitary movement in politics"

{adj: versatile} able to move freely in all directions
"an owl's versatile toe can move backward and forward"
"an insect's versatile antennae can move up and down or laterally"
"a versatile anther of a flower moves freely in the wind"

{adj: wary} marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
"they were wary in their movements"
"a wary glance at the black clouds"
"taught to be wary of strangers"
<-> unwary


{adv: ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader} in a forward direction
"go ahead"
"the train moved ahead slowly"
"the boat lurched ahead"
"moved onward into the forest"
"they went slowly forward in the mud"


{adv: clockwise} in the direction that the hands of a clock move
"please move clockwise in a circle"
<-> counterclockwise


{adv: counterclockwise, anticlockwise} in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move
"please move counterclockwise in a circle!"
<-> clockwise


{adv: differentially} in a differential manner
"Hubel and Wiesel have found cells that respond differentially according to the direction in which a stimulus is moved across the retina"


{adv: farther, further} to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense)
"farther north"
"moved farther away"
"farther down the corridor"
"the practice may go back still farther to the Druids"
"went only three miles further"
"further in the future"


{adv: friskily} in a playfully frisky manner
"he moves about friskily despite his age"

{adv: gracelessly} in a graceless manner
"she moves rather gracelessly"
<-> gracefully

{adv: gradually, bit by bit, step by step} in a gradual manner
"the snake moved gradually toward its victim"


{adv: invincibly} in an invincible manner
"invincibly, the troops moved forward"


{adv: painfully, sorely} in or as if in pain
"she moved painfully forward"
"sorely wounded"
<-> painlessly

{adv: painlessly} without pain
"after the surgery, she could move her arms painlessly"
<-> painfully

{adv: particularly, in particular} specifically or especially distinguished from others
"loves Bach, particularly his partitas"
"recommended one book in particular"
"trace major population movements for the Pueblo groups in particular"


{adv: ponderously} in a heavy ponderous manner
"he moves ponderously"

{adv: sensually, sultrily} in a sultry and sensual manner
"the belly dancer mover sensually among the tables"


{adv: soughingly} with a soft sound
"the branches of the trees moved soughingly in the breeze"


{adv: south, to the south, in the south} in a southern direction
"we moved south"


{adv: stickily, viscidly} in a sticky viscid manner
"he felt the blood move stickily from his split scalp and trickle down his forehead"


{adv: swiftly, fleetly} in a swift manner
"she moved swiftly"


{adv: synchronously} in synchrony; in a synchronous manner
"in four-chambered hearts, the two auricles move synchronously"


{adv: tamely} in a tame manner
"the labour movement allowed itself to be run out of power tamely"


{adv: west} to, toward, or in the west
"we moved west to Arizona"
"situated west of Boston"

{n: Abkhaz, Abkhazia} an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability

{n: Akhbari} a religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli
"Akhbari Shiism has never promoted political control"

{n: Al Nathir} a Palestinian terrorist organization formed in 2002 and linked to Fatah movement of Yasser Arafat

{n: Albigensianism, Catharism} a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition

{n: Asiatic flying squirrel} nocturnal rodent of Asia having furry folds of skin between forelegs and hind legs enabling it to move by gliding leaps

{n: Bartok, Bela Bartok} Hungarian composer and pianist who collected Hungarian folk music; in 1940 he moved to the United States (1881-1945)

{n: Black September Movement} a former Palestinian terrorist organization (now merged with Fatah Revolutionary Council) that assassinated the Prime Minister of Jordan and during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich killed 11 Israeli athletes

{n: Boy Scouts} an international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys

{n: Brown, Robert Brown} Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)

{n: Brownian movement, Brownian motion, pedesis} the random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid

{n: Cassius, Cassius Longinus, Gaius Cassius Longinus} prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)

{n: Chateaubriand, Francois Rene Chateaubriand, Vicomte de Chateaubriand} French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)

{n: Chinese checkers, Chinese chequers} a board game in which each player tries to move a set of marbles through a set of holes from one point of a six-pointed star to the opposite point

{n: Civil Rights movement} movement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens

{n: Constantine, Constantine I, Constantine the Great, Flavius Valerius Constantinus} Emperor of Rome who stopped the persecution of Christians and in 324 made Christianity the official religion of the empire; in 330 he moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (280-337)

{n: Cumberland Gap} a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west

{n: Doppler effect, Doppler shift} change in the apparent frequency of a wave as observer and source move toward or away from each other

{n: Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp} French artist who immigrated to the United States; a leader in the dada movement in New York City; was first to exhibit commonplace objects as art (1887-1968)

{n: East Turkistan Islamic Movement, East Turkestan Islamic Movement} a group of Uighur Muslims fighting Chinese control of Xinjiang; declared by China in 2001 to be terrorists although there is a long history of cycles of insurgency and repression

{n: Enlightenment, Age of Reason} a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions

{n: Free French, Fighting French} a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic

{n: Hamas, Islamic Resistance Movement} a militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon; seeks to create an Islamic state in place of Israel; is opposed to the PLO and has become a leading perpetrator of terrorist activity in Israel; pioneered suicide bombing

{n: Harkat-ul-Mujahidin, HUM, Harkat ul-Ansar, HUA, Harkat ul-Mujahedeen, Al Faran, Movement of Holy Warriors} an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan

{n: Hasidim, Hassidim, Hasidism, Chasidim, Chassidim} a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly

{n: Howe, Julia Ward Howe} United States feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement (1819-1910)

{n: Hugo, Victor Hugo, Victor-Marie Hugo} French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)

{n: Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, I.W.W.} a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I

{n: Islamism} a fundamentalist Islamic revivalist movement generally characterized by moral conservatism and the literal interpretation of the Koran and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all aspects of life

{n: Jacksonian epilepsy} focal epilepsy in which the attack usually moves from distal to proximal limb muscles on the same side of the body

{n: Jacobin} a member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution

{n: Lautaro Youth Movement, Lautaro Faction of the United Popular Action Movement, Lautaro Popular Rebel Forces} a violent terrorist group organized in the 1980s and advocating the overthrow of the Chilean military government; leaders are mainly criminals or impoverished youths

{n: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, Tamil Tigers, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement} a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel
"the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war"

{n: Lubavitch} a town in Belarus that was the center of the Chabad movement for a brief period during the 19th century

{n: Maxwell's demon} an imaginary creature that controls a small hole in a partition that divides a chamber filled with gas into two parts and allows fast molecules to move in one direction and slow molecules to move in the other direction through the hole; this would result in one part of the container becoming warmer and the other cooler, thus decreasing entropy and violating the second law of thermodynamics

{n: Mennonite Church} formed from the Anabaptist movement in the 16th century; noted for its simplicity of life

{n: Mennonite} a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life

{n: New Wave, Nouvelle Vague} an art movement in French cinema in the 1960s

{n: Oldenberg, Claes Oldenberg} United States sculptor (born in Sweden); a leader of the pop art movement who was noted for giant sculptures of common objects (born in 1929)

{n: Oxford movement} 19th-century movement in the Church of England opposing liberal tendencies

{n: Palestine Liberation Organization, PLO} a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority

{n: Parks, Rosa Parks} United States civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery (Alabama) and so triggered the national civil rights movement (born in 1913)

{n: Pietism} 17th and 18th-century German movement in the Lutheran Church stressing personal piety and devotion

{n: Rankin, Jeannette Rankin} leader in the women's suffrage movement in Montana; the first woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives (1880-1973)

{n: Rastafari, Rastas} a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; Rastafarians regard Ras Tafari as divine; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music

{n: Red Brigades, Brigate Rosse, BR} a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s; wants to separate Italy from NATO and advocates violence in the service of class warfare and revolution; mostly inactive since 1989

{n: Reformation, Protestant Reformation} a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches

{n: Romanticism, Romantic Movement} a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
"Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality"
<-> classicism

{n: Saarinen, Eliel Saarinen} Finnish architect and city planner who moved to the United States in 1923; father of Eero Saarinen (1873-1950)

{n: Seminole} a member of the Muskhogean people who moved into Florida in the 18th century

{n: Sinn Fein} an Irish republican political movement founded in 1905 to promote independence from England and unification of Ireland; became the political branch of the Irish Republican Army

{n: Spassky, Boris Spassky, Boris Vasilevich Spassky} Russian chess master who moved to Paris; world champion from 1969 to 1972 (born in 1937)

{n: Tantrism} movement within Buddhism combining elements of Hinduism and paganism

{n: Tareekh e Kasas, Movement for Revenge} an organization of Muslims in India who killed Hindus in September 2002; believed to have ties with Muslim terrorists in Pakistan

{n: Tractarianism, Puseyism} principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times'

{n: Tractarian} a follower of Tractarianism and supporter of the Oxford movement (which was expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times')

{n: Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Anaru, MRTA} a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Peru; was formed in 1983 to overthrow the Peruvian government and replace it with a Marxist regime; has connections with the ELN in Bolivia

{n: Tuscarora} a member of a Iroquois people who formerly lived in North Carolina and then moved to New York state and joined the Iroquois

{n: Tzara, Tristan Tzara, Samuel Rosenstock} French poet (born in Romania) who was one of the cofounders of the dada movement (1896-1963)

{n: Usuli} a religious movement by Persian Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iran that is opposed to the Akhbari
"Usuli Shiism produced the politically active caste of priests that is a distinctive feature of Iranian Shiism"

{n: Zionism, Zionist movement} a movement of world Jewry that arose late in the 19th century with the aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine

{n: air pump, vacuum pump} a pump that moves air in or out of something

{n: airiness, delicacy} lightness in movement or manner

{n: allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance} a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

{n: attack} an offensive move in a sport or game
"they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"

{n: awkwardness, cumbersomeness, unwieldiness} trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
"the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"

{n: balance wheel, balance} a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat

{n: basal ganglion} any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement

{n: behavior, behaviour} (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation

{n: belly dance, belly dancing, danse du ventre} a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen

{n: blind, screen} something that keeps things out or hinders sight
"they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"

{n: brake pedal} foot pedal that moves a piston in the master brake cylinder

{n: break dancing, break dance} a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music

{n: breath} a slight movement of the air
"there wasn't a breath of air in the room"

{n: brother, comrade} used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement
"Greetings, comrade!"

{n: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort} a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
"he supported populist campaigns"
"they worked in the cause of world peace"
"the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
"the movement to end slavery"
"contributed to the war effort"

{n: cartoon, animated cartoon, toon} a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence

{n: castle, rook} (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard

{n: cha-cha, cha-cha-cha} a modern ballroom dance from Latin America; small steps and swaying movements of the hips

{n: chemotaxis} movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus

{n: classicism, classicalism} a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms
"classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans"
<-> Romanticism

{n: common fate, law of common fate} a Gestalt principle of organization holding that aspects of perceptual field that move or function in a similar manner will be perceived as a unit

{n: common front} a movement in which several individuals or groups with different interests join together
"the unions presented a common front at the bargaining table"

{n: communications satellite} an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit

{n: constructivism} an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects

{n: convection} (meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere

{n: costal cartilage} the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration

{n: cubism} an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes

{n: cultural movement} a group of people working together to advance certain cultural goals

{n: cylinder lock} a lock in which a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers are pins; inserting the key lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate

{n: cylinder, piston chamber} a chamber within which piston moves

{n: dada, dadaism} a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty

{n: dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation} taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

{n: daphnia, water flea} minute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell; moves about like a flea by means of hairy branched antennae

{n: dash-pot} a mechanical damper; the vibrating part is attached to a piston that moves in a chamber filled with liquid

{n: decentralization, decentalisation} the social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts

{n: demarche} a move or step or maneuver in political or diplomatic affairs

{n: determination, purpose} the quality of being determined to do or achieve something
"his determination showed in his every movement"
"he is a man of purpose"

{n: development} (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated

{n: divergent thinking, out-of-the-box thinking} thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity
<-> convergent thinking

{n: divertimento, serenade} a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form

{n: dyskinesia} abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements

{n: elevator, lift} lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

{n: eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmics} the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding

{n: existentialism, existential philosophy, existentialist philosophy} (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves

{n: exposition} (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur

{n: expressionism} an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality

{n: eyelid, lid, palpebra} either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
"his lids would stay open no longer"

{n: falun gong} a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices

{n: fauvism} an art movement launched in 1905 whose work was characterized by bright and nonnatural colors and simple forms; influenced the expressionists

{n: fecal impaction} accumulation of hardened feces in the rectum or lower colon which the person cannot move

{n: fence mending} social action to improve poor relations (especially in politics)
"they moved forward from a period of fence mending to substantive changes in the country"

{n: fetal circulation, foetal circulation} the system of blood vessels and structures through which blood moves in a fetus

{n: fetal movement, foetal movement} motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)

{n: figure} a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
"she made the best score on compulsory figures"

{n: flying phalanger, flying opossum, flying squirrel} nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the body

{n: flying squad} a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies

{n: forked lightning, chain lightning} a form of lightning that moves rapidly in a zigzag path with one end divided (fork-like)

{n: forklift} a small industrial vehicle with a power operated forked platform in front that can be inserted under loads to lift and move them

{n: freeze, halt} an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
"a halt in the arms race"
"a nuclear freeze"

{n: friction, rubbing} the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

{n: front burner} top priority
"the work was moved to the front burner in order to meet deadlines"
<-> back burner

{n: futurism} an artistic movement in Italy around 1910 that tried to express the energy and values of the machine age

{n: gambit} a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position

{n: government-in-exile} a temporary government moved to or formed in a foreign land by exiles who hope to rule when their country is liberated

{n: gracelessness, ungracefulness} an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression

{n: guru} a recognized leader in some field or of some movement
"a guru of genomics"

{n: hairspring} a fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece

{n: halma} a board game in which players try to move their pieces into their opponent's bases

{n: handle, grip, handgrip, hold} the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
"he grabbed the hammer by the handle"
"it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

{n: header} a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon

{n: hinge joint, ginglymus, ginglymoid joint} a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane

{n: hydraulic brake, hydraulic brakes} brake system in which a brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder; brake fluid then applies great force to the brake pads or shoes

{n: imagism} a movement by American and English poets early in the 20th century in reaction to Victorian sentimentality; used common speech in free verse with clear concrete imagery

{n: in time} in the correct rhythm
"the dancers moved in time with the music"

{n: internal-combustion engine, ICE} a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine

{n: interpretive dance, interpretive dancing, interpretative dance, interpretative dancing} a form of modern dance in which the dancer's movements depict an emotion or tell a story

{n: isotonic exercise} exercise in which opposing muscles contract and there is controlled movement (tension is constant while the lengths of the muscles change)
"the classic isotonic exercise is lifting free weights"

{n: joystick} a manual control consisting of a vertical handle that can move freely in two directions; used as an input device to computers or to devices controlled by computers

{n: kick up} raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand

{n: kick, kicking} a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
"the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements"
"the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"

{n: kinesiology} the branch of physiology that studies the mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement

{n: knuckle joint, hinge joint} a joint allowing movement in one plane only

{n: levitation} movement upward in virtue of lightness
<-> gravitation

{n: lip synchronization, lip synchronisation, lip synch, lip sync} combining audio and video recording in such a way that the sound is perfectly synchronized with the action that produced it; especially synchronizing the movements of a speaker's lips with the sound of his speech

{n: lockstep} a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead
"the prisoner's ankles were so chained together that they could only march in lockstep"

{n: looseness, play} movement or space for movement
"there was too much play in the steering wheel"
<-> tightness

{n: low, low pressure, depression} an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
"a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"

{n: ludo} a simple board game in which players move counters according to the throw of dice

{n: luminism} an artistic movement in the United States that was derived from the Hudson River school; active from 1850 to 1870; painted realistic landscapes in a style that pictured atmospheric light and the use of aerial perspective

{n: lunger} someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)

{n: maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre} a move made to gain a tactical end

{n: mask} activity that tries to conceal something
"no mask could conceal his ignorance"
"they moved in under a mask of friendship"

{n: mean sun} a theoretical sun that moves along the celestial equator at a constant speed and completes its annual course in the same amount of time the real sun takes at variable speeds

{n: migration} (chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule

{n: minimalism, minimal art, reductivism} an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color

{n: mods} a youth subculture that began in London in the early 1960s; a working-class movement with highly stylized dress and short hair; listened to rhythm and blues music and travelled on motor scooters

{n: motion, movement, move} the act of changing location from one place to another
"police controlled the motion of the crowd"
"the movement of people from the farms to the cities"
"his move put him directly in my path"

{n: movable feast, moveable feast} a religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years

{n: movement, motion} a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

{n: movement, social movement, front} a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
"he was a charter member of the movement"
"politicians have to respect a mass movement"
"he led the national liberation front"

{n: mudra} ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing

{n: mudskipper, mudspringer} found in tropical coastal regions of Africa and Asia; able to move on land on strong pectoral fins

{n: musculoskeletal system} the system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form

{n: musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music} a musical work that has been created
"the composition is written in four movements"

{n: n-type semiconductor} a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of electrons

{n: naturalism, realism} an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description

{n: neoexpressionism} an art movement based on expressionism; developed in 1980s in Europe and United States; crudely drawn garish paintings

{n: neoromanticism} an art movement based on a revival of romanticism in art and literature

{n: one-way street} a street on which vehicular traffic is allowed to move in only one direction

{n: orrery} planetarium consisting of an apparatus that illustrates the relative positions and motions of bodies in the solar system by rotation and revolution of balls moved by wheelwork; sometimes incorporated in a clock

{n: overhand pitch} a baseball pitch in which the hand moves above the shoulder

{n: p-type semiconductor} a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of positive holes

{n: paternoster} a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in a loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor

{n: path, track, course} a line or route along which something travels or moves
"the hurricane demolished houses in its path"
"the track of an animal"
"the course of the river"

{n: peace initiative} opening move in negotiating a peace treaty

{n: pectoral fin} either of a pair of fins situated just behind the head in fishes that help control the direction of movement

{n: pelvic fin, ventral fin} either of a pair of fins attached to the pelvic girdle in fishes that help control the direction of movement; correspond to hind limbs of a land vertebrate

{n: peneplain, peneplane} a more or less level land surface representing and advanced stage of erosion undisturbed by crustal movements

{n: phrase} dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence

{n: pivot joint, rotary joint, rotatory joint, articulatio trochoidea} a freely moving joint in which movement is limited to rotation
"the articulation of the radius and ulna in the arm is a pivot joint"

{n: place, position} an item on a list or in a sequence
"in the second place"
"moved from third to fifth position"

{n: plodder, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud, slowcoach} someone who moves slowly
"in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach"

{n: post-rotational nystagmus} nystagmus caused by suddenly stopping the rapid rotation of the body; large slow movements of the eyeballs are in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation

{n: potato race} a novelty race in which competitors move potatoes from one place to another one at a time

{n: proprioceptor} special nerve endings in the muscles and tendons and other organs that respond to stimuli regarding the position and movement of the body

{n: puller, tugger, dragger} someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something

{n: push, pushing} the act of applying force in order to move something away
"he gave the door a hard push"
"the pushing is good exercise"

{n: ratchet, rachet, ratch} mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

{n: recapitulation} (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated

{n: restriction, limitation} a principle that limits the extent of something
"I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"

{n: ribosome} an organelle in the cytoplasm of a living cell; they attach to mRNA and move down it one codon at a time and then stop until tRNA brings the required amino acid; when it reaches a stop codon it falls apart and releases the completed protein molecule for use by the cell
"the ribosome is the site of protein synthesis"

{n: rooting reflex} reflex consisting of head-turning and sucking movements elicited in a normal infant by gently stroking the side of the mouth or cheek

{n: rotational nystagmus} nystagmus caused by the body rotating rapidly; large slow movements of the eyeballs are in the direction of rotation

{n: rumba, rhumba} a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement

{n: saltation} (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface

{n: scherzo} a fast movement (usually in triple time)

{n: search and destroy mission} an operation developed for United States troops in Vietnam; troops would move through a designated area destroying troops as they found them

{n: serpent} a firework that moves in serpentine manner when ignited

{n: settler, colonist} a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country

{n: shaker, mover and shaker} a person who wields power and influence
"a shaker of traditional beliefs"
"movers and shakers in the business world"

{n: sidestroke} a swimming stroke in which the arms move forward and backward while the legs do a scissors kick

{n: sidewinder, horned rattlesnake, Crotalus cerastes} small pale-colored desert rattlesnake of southwestern United States; body moves in an s-shaped curve

{n: sit-in} a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move

{n: slack, slack water} a stretch of water without current or movement
"suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"

{n: sluggishness} the pace of things that move relatively slowly
"the sluggishness of the economy"
"the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold"

{n: somatosense} any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain

{n: somewhere} an indefinite or unknown location
"they moved to somewhere in Spain"

{n: soul} a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
"soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement"

{n: spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm} a verbal formula believed to have magical force
"he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"
"inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"

{n: spinner} board game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow that is spun to determine the next move in the game

{n: stage crew} crew of workers who move scenery or handle properties in a theatrical production

{n: stalemate} drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check

{n: steam engine} external-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder

{n: stepper, stepping motor} a motor (especially an electric motor) that moves or rotates in small discrete steps

{n: strike-slip fault} a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally

{n: stroke} any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

{n: suprematism} a geometric abstractionist movement originated by Kazimir Malevich in Russia that influenced constructivism

{n: surrealism} a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams

{n: sweep} a movement in an arc
"a sweep of his arm"

{n: swimming kick} a movement of the legs in swimming

{n: symbolism} an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images

{n: tapotement} massage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand; used to loosen mucus on the chest walls of patients with bronchitis

{n: tappet} a lever that is moved in order to tap something else

{n: tendency, trend} a general direction in which something tends to move
"the shoreward tendency of the current"
"the trend of the stock market"

{n: teres, teres muscle} either of two muscles in the shoulder region that move the shoulders and arms

{n: tibialis, tibialis muscle, musculus tibialis} either of two skeletal muscle in each leg arising from the tibia; provides for movement of the foot

{n: torchbearer} a leader in a campaign or movement

{n: trackball} an electronic device consisting of a rotatable ball in a housing; used to position the cursor and move images on a computer screen
"a trackball is essentially an upside-down mouse"

{n: translation} (mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same

{n: transorbital lobotomy} a method of performing prefrontal lobotomy in which the surgical knife is inserted above the eyeball and moved to cut brain fibers

{n: traveling wave} a wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation of the wave

{n: traverser} someone who moves or passes across
"the traversers slowly ascended the mountain"

{n: triple jump, hop-step-and-jump} an athletic contest in which a competitor must perform successively a hop and a step and a jump in continuous movement

{n: turning, turn} a movement in a new direction
"the turning of the wind"

{n: two-way street} a street on which vehicular traffic can move in either of two directions
"you have to look both ways crossing a two-way street"

{n: unit} a single undivided whole
"an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"

{n: universal joint, universal} coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
"in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"

{n: upturn} an upward movement or trend as in business activity

{n: vanguard, forefront, cutting edge} the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field
"the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England"
"the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy"

{n: virtual reality} a hypothetical three-dimensional visual world created by a computer; user wears special goggles and fiber optic gloves etc., and can enter and move about in this world and interact with objects as if inside it

{n: walk-through} a first perfunctory rehearsal of a theatrical production in which actors read their lines from the script and move as directed

{n: wave} a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
"a wave of settlers"
"troops advancing in waves"

{n: wheeled vehicle} a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
"the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"

{n: whirl, commotion} confused movement
"he was caught up in a whirl of work"
"a commotion of people fought for the exits"

{n: wind instrument, wind} a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

{n: work} (physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force
"work equals force times distance"

{v: abandon, give up} give up with the intent of never claiming again
"Abandon your life to God"
"She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"
"We gave the drowning victim up for dead"

{v: abound, burst, bristle} be in a state of movement or action
"The room abounded with screaming children"
"The garden bristled with toddlers"

{v: act, move} perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
"think before you act"
"We must move quickly"
"The governor should act on the new energy bill"
"The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
<-> refrain

{v: advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on} move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
"Time marches on"
<-> recede

{v: back up, back off, back down} move backwards from a certain position
"The bully had to back down"

{v: be active, move} be in a state of action
"she is always moving"
<-> rest

{v: begin, start} have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
"The DMZ begins right over the hill"
"The second movement begins after the Allegro"
"Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
<-> end

{v: billow, surge, heave} rise and move, as in waves or billows
"The army surged forward"

{v: blow} cause to move by means of an air current
"The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"

{v: bob around, bob about} move up and down with no specific path
"the cork bobbed around in the pool"

{v: botch, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up} make a mess of, destroy or ruin
"I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"
"the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

{v: bubble up, intumesce} move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating ; also used metaphorically
"Gases bubbled up from the earth"
"Marx's ideas have bubbled up in many places in Latin America"

{v: careen, wobble, shift, tilt} move sideways or in an unsteady way
"The ship careened out of control"

{v: cash out} choose a simpler life style after questioning personal and career satisfaction goals
"After 3 decades in politics, she cashed out and moved to Polynesia"

{v: castle} move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

{v: center, centre} move into the center
"That vase in the picture is not centered"

{v: check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back} hold back, as of a danger or an enemy ; check the expansion or influence of
"Arrest the downward trend"
"Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"
"Contain the rebel movement"
"Turn back the tide of communism"

{v: circle, circulate} move in circles

{v: circulate} cause to move in a circuit or system
"The fan circulates the air in the room"

{v: circulate} move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point
"Blood circulates in my veins"
"The air here does not circulate"

{v: claw} move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
"They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"

{v: converge} move or draw together at a certain location
"The crowd converged on the movie star"
<-> diverge

{v: convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate} move or stir about violently
"The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"

{v: corkscrew, spiral} move in a spiral or zigzag course

{v: crawl, creep} move slowly ; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
"The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"

{v: create} bring into existence
"The company was created 25 years ago"
"He created a new movement in painting"

{v: cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close} move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
"We cuddled against each other to keep warm"
"The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"

{v: cut} move (one's fist)
"his opponent cut upward toward his chin"

{v: dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe} move in a pattern ; usually to musical accompaniment ; do or perform a dance
"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

{v: dance} move in a graceful and rhythmical way
"The young girl danced into the room"

{v: dandle} move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees

{v: dart} move with sudden speed
"His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke"

{v: descend, fall, go down, come down} move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
"The temperature is going down"
"The barometer is falling"
"The curtain fell on the diva"
"Her hand went up and then fell again"
<-> ascend, rise

{v: disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out} move away from each other
"The crowds dispersed"
"The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"

{v: dodge} make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid
"The child dodged the teacher's blow"

{v: dodge} move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
"the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"

{v: draw away} move ahead of (one's competitors) in a race

{v: drift} move in an unhurried fashion
"The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"

{v: enter, come in, get into, get in, go into, go in, move into} to come or go into
"the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
<-> exit

{v: fall} move in a specified direction
"The line of men fall forward"

{v: fidget} move restlessly
"The child is always fidgeting in his seat"

{v: flap} move noisily
"flags flapped in the strong wind"

{v: fling} move in an abrupt or headlong manner
"He flung himself onto the sofa"

{v: flip, twitch} toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air

{v: flock} move as a crowd or in a group
"Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"

{v: flow, flux} move or progress freely as if in a stream
"The crowd flowed out of the stadium"

{v: fluctuate, vacillate, waver} move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
"the line on the monitor vacillated"

{v: fluctuate} cause to fluctuate or move in a wave-like pattern

{v: flurry} move in an agitated or confused manner

{v: foreground, highlight, spotlight, play up} move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
"The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
<-> background, play down

{v: forge, spurt, spirt} move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

{v: galumph} move around heavily and clumsily
"the giant tortoises galumphed around in their pen"

{v: get by} pass or move in front of
"Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"

{v: get, let, have} cause to move ; cause to be in a certain position or condition
"He got his squad on the ball"
"This let me in for a big surprise"
"He got a girl into trouble"

{v: go, go away, depart} move away from a place into another direction
"Go away before I start to cry"
"The train departs at noon"
<-> come

{v: go, proceed, move} follow a procedure or take a course
"We should go farther in this matter"
"She went through a lot of trouble"
"go about the world in a certain manner"
"Messages must go through diplomatic channels"

{v: grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire} be unable to move further
"The car bogged down in the sand"

{v: gyrate, spiral, coil} to wind or move in a spiral course
"the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"
"black smoke coiling up into the sky"
"the young people gyrated on the dance floor"

{v: hamper, halter, cramp, strangle} prevent the progress or free movement of
"He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"
"the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

{v: hang} place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
"hang a door"

{v: heave} nautical: to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
"The vessel hove into sight"

{v: hive} move together in a hive or as if in a hive
"The bee swarms are hiving"

{v: hover, linger} move to and fro
"The shy student lingered in the corner"

{v: know} be aware of the truth of something ; have a belief or faith in something ; regard as true beyond any doubt
"I know that I left the key on the table"
"Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun"

{v: lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind} hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

{v: lap, swish, swosh, swoosh} move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
"The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"
"The curtain swooshed open"

{v: lip-synch, lip-sync} move the lips in synchronization (with recorded speech or song)

{v: loop} move in loops
"The bicycle looped around the tree"

{v: manipulate} hold something in one's hands and move it

{v: manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate} perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

{v: migrate, transmigrate} move from one country or region to another and settle there
"Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century"
"This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries"

{v: migrate} move periodically or seasonally
"birds migrate in the Winter"
"The worker migrate to where the crops need harvesting"

{v: mill, mill about, mill around} move about in a confused manner

{v: move back and forth} move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

{v: move in on} make intrusive advances towards

{v: move in on} seize control of

{v: move involuntarily, move reflexively} move in an uncontrolled manner

{v: move in} move into a new house or office
<-> move out

{v: move in} occupy a place
"The crowds are moving in"

{v: move out} move out of one's old house or office
<-> move in

{v: move over, give way, give, ease up, yield} move in order to make room for someone for something
"The park gave way to a supermarket"
"`Move over,' he told the crowd"

{v: move, displace} cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
"Move those boxes into the corner, please"
"I'm moving my money to another bank"
"The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

{v: move, go} have a turn ; make one's move in a game
"Can I go now?"

{v: move, make a motion} propose formally ; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

{v: move} arouse sympathy or compassion in
"Her fate moved us all"

{v: move} live one's life in a specified environment
"she moves in certain circles only"

{v: orbit, revolve} move in an orbit
"The moon orbits around the Earth"
"The planets are orbiting the sun"
"electrons orbit the nucleus"

{v: originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow} come into existence ; take on form or shape
"A new religious movement originated in that country"
"a love that sprang up from friendship"
"the idea for the book grew out of a short story"
"An interesting phenomenon uprose"

{v: play, spiel} replay (as a melody)
"Play it again, Sam"
"She played the third movement very beautifully"

{v: play} cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
"The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"

{v: plow, plough} move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
"The ship plowed through the water"

{v: pounce, swoop} move down on as if in an attack
"The raptor swooped down on its prey"
"The teacher swooped down upon the new students"

{v: pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulate} move in large numbers
"people were pouring out of the theater"
"beggars pullulated in the plaza"

{v: precede, lead} move ahead (of others) in time or space
<-> follow

{v: precess} move in a gyrating fashion
"the poles of the Earth precess at a right angle to the force that is applied"

{v: proceed, go forward, continue} move ahead ; travel onward in time or space
"We proceeded towards Washington"
"She continued in the direction of the hills"
"We are moving ahead in time now"

{v: prowl} move about in or as if in a predatory manner
"The suspicious stranger prowls the streets of the town"

{v: pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy} to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
"The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"

{v: pull in, get in, move in, draw in} move into (a station) of trains
"The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"

{v: pull in, get in, move in, draw in} move into (a station) of trains
"The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"
<-> pull out

{v: pull out, get out} move out or away
"The troops pulled out after the cease-fire"
<-> pull in

{v: pull} cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
"A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"

{v: pull} move into a certain direction
"the car pulls to the right"

{v: pump} move up and down
"The athlete pumps weights in the gym"

{v: ratchet, rachet up, ratchet down} move by degrees in one direction only
"a ratcheting lopping tool"

{v: reach, reach out} move forward or upward in order to touch ; also in a metaphorical sense
"Government reaches out to the people"

{v: relocate} move or establish in a new location
"We had to relocate the office because the rent was too high"

{v: repair, resort} move, travel, or proceed toward some place
"He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

{v: restrain, confine, hold} to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"
"About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"
"The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"
"The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

{v: rest} not move ; be in a resting position

{v: retrograde} move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies

{v: retrograde} move in a direction contrary to the usual one
"retrograding planets"

{v: revolve around, circle around, circle round} move around in a circular motion
"The Earth revolves around the Sun"

{v: ride} move like a floating object
"The moon rode high in the night sky"

{v: roll, revolve} cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
"She rolled the ball"
"They rolled their eyes at his words"

{v: roll, undulate, flap, wave} move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
"The curtains undulated"
"the waves rolled towards the beach"

{v: roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond} move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
"The gypsies roamed the woods"
"roving vagabonds"
"the wandering Jew"
"The cattle roam across the prairie"
"the laborers drift from one town to the next"
"They rolled from town to town"

{v: rub} move over something with pressure
"rub my hands"
"rub oil into her skin"

{v: run} move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
"who are these people running around in the building?"
"She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"
"let the dogs run free"

{v: scan} move a light beam over ; in electronics, to reproduce an image

{v: scroll} move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen
"Scroll down to see the entire text"

{v: shuffle} move about, move back and forth
"He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS"

{v: simplify} make simpler or easier or reduce in complxity or extent
"We had to simplify the instructions"
"this move will simplify our lives"
<-> complicate

{v: singsong} move as if accompanied by a singsong
"The porters singsonged the travellers' luggage up the mountain"

{v: skate} move along on skates
"The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"

{v: skid, slip, slue, slew, slide} move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
"the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

{v: skulk} move stealthily
"The lonely man skulks down the main street all day"

{v: slither, slide} to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
"They slid through the wicket in the big gate"

{v: stand still} remain in place ; hold still ; remain fixed or immobile
"Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by"
<-> move

{v: startle, jump, start} move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
"She startled when I walked into the room"

{v: stay, stick, stick around, stay put} stay put (in a certain place)
"We are staying in Detroit ; we are not moving to Cincinnati"
"Stay put in the corner here!"
"Stick around and you will learn something!"
<-> move

{v: steal, slip} move stealthily
"The ship slipped away in the darkness"

{v: step} move with one's feet in a specific manner
"step lively"

{v: stir, shift, budge, agitate} move very slightly
"He shifted in his seat"

{v: stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, make} have a bowel movement
"The dog had made in the flower beds"

{v: streak} move quickly in a straight line
"The plane streaked across the sky"

{v: submarine} move forward or under in a sliding motion
"The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"

{v: supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon} take the place or move into the position of
"Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"
"the computer has supplanted the slide rule"
"Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"

{v: surrender, cede, deliver, give up} relinquish possession or control over
"The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

{v: swap} move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science

{v: swing, sway} move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
"He swung back"

{v: swing} move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
"He swung his left fist"
"swing a bat"

{v: swoop} move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc

{v: take back} move text to the previous line ; in printing

{v: target, aim, place, direct, point} intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"
"criticism directed at her superior"
"direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

{v: thrash} move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation
"The system is thrashing again!"

{v: topicalize} emphasize by putting have stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence
"Speakers topicalize more often than they realize"
"The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"

{v: transfer, shift} move around
"transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

{v: translate} physics: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body

{v: transport, carry} move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
"You must carry your camping gear"
"carry the suitcases to the car"
"This train is carrying nuclear waste"
"These pipes carry waste water into the river"

{v: travel, go, move, locomote} change location ; move, travel, or proceed
"How fast does your new car go?"
"We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"
"The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"
"The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"
<-> stay in place

{v: trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off} put in motion or move to act
"trigger a reaction"
"actuate the circuits"

{v: troop} move or march as if in a crowd
"They children trooped into the room"

{v: urbanize, urbanise} make more industrial or city-like
"The area was urbanized after many people moved in"

{v: vibrate} shake, quiver, or throb ; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner

{v: weave, wind, thread, meander, wander} to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
"the river winds through the hills"
"the path meanders through the vineyards"
"sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

{v: whisk} move somewhere quickly
"The President was whisked away in his limo"

{v: work} move in an agitated manner
"His fingers worked with tension"

{v: writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist} to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
"The prisoner writhed in discomfort"
"The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"


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