What does ‘move’ mean?

The word ‘move’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to make progress or go in a specific direction.

For example:

  • The project is moving forward at a satisfactory rate. (make progress)
  • Harry moved closser to Sally. (specific direction)

Move is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is moved. If you struggle to pronounce past tense regular verbs, click here for some guidance.

phrasal verbs with move

Phrasal verbs with ‘move’ include:

  • Move ahead (advance)
  • Move along (progress)
  • Move away (leave)
  • Move down (move to a lower level)
  • Move in (start living in a place)
  • Move in on (get closer to)
  • Move on (move people from a place)
  • Move out (leave the building you live in)
  • Move towards (get closer)
  • Move up (move to a higher level)
phrasal verbs with move

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘move’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with move ahead - move
phrasal verbs with move - move along
phrasal verbs with move - move away
phrasal verbs with move - move down
phrasal verbs with move with pictures - move in on
phrasal verbs with move with pictures- move in
phrasal verbs with move with pictures- move on
phrasal verbs with move with pictures- move out
phrasal verbs with move with pictures - move towards
phrasal verbs with move - move up with pictures

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with move below.

idioms with verbs – MOVE

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with move, how about learning the idioms with move too?

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