move
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move(
muv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to change position of)
a. mover
Help me to move the table a bit.Ayúdame a mover la mesa un poco.
b. trasladar
I was moved to another department when I got promoted.Me trasladaron a otro departamento cuando me ascendieron.
c. transportar
I move goods from one place to another in my van.Transporto mercancía de un sitio a otro en mi furgoneta.
2. (to influence)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was moved to do something when I heard about the disaster.Sentí que tenía que hacer algo cuando oí sobre el desastre.
Spare your words; nothing will move me.Ahórrate tus palabras, nada podrá convencerme.
3. (to affect emotionally)
a. conmover
Her kind words moved me, and made me cry.Sus amables palabras me conmovieron y me hicieron llorar.
b. emocionar
Seeing her daughter walking down the aisle moved her.Ver a su hija caminando hacia el altar la emocionó.
4. (to propose)
a. proponer
I move to hold new elections for chairperson.Propongo llevar a cabo una nueva elección para presidente.
5. (business)
a. vender
This online store moves lots of merchandise.Esta tienda en línea vende muchos productos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to change home or office)
a. mudarse
I would love to move out of the city.Me encantaría mudarme fuera de la ciudad.
7. (to change position)
a. moverse
Don't move while I take the picture.No se muevan mientras saco la foto.
8. (to progress)
a. avanzar
My project is moving in the right direction.Mi proyecto avanza en buena dirección.
9. (commerce)
a. venderse
Sell off the new collection, it's not moving.Salden la colección nueva, no se está vendiendo.
10. (in games)
a. jugar
Who moves after me?¿Quién juega después de mí?
11. (to take steps)
a. actuar
We must move immediately to control the situation.Debemos actuar de inmediato para controlar la situación.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
12. (movement)
a. el movimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His clumsy move made him fall.Su movimiento torpe lo hizo caer.
13. (step)
a. el paso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was a wise move to apply for that job.Fue un paso acertado solicitar ese trabajo.
b. la medida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The minister's first move was to fire the secretary.La primera medida del ministro fue despedir al secretario.
14. (games)
a. la jugada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is checkmate in three moves.Es jaque mate en tres jugadas.
15. (change)
a. la mudanza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The previous move was much easier because we had a van.La mudanza anterior fue mucho más fácil porque teníamos una furgoneta.
b. el traslado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I wanted to improve my career, so I asked for a move to sales.Quería mejorar en mi carrera, así que decidí pedir un traslado a ventas.
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move
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (motion)
a. el movimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
we must make a movedebemos irnos
to make a move toward something/somebodyhacer amago de dirigirse hacia algo/alguien
on the movede viaje
2. (colloquial)
a.
get a move on!¡date prisa! ¡apúrate!
3. (action, step)
a. el paso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to make the first movedar el primer paso
4. (from home)
a. el mudanza f, traslado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (in job)
a. el cambio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
6. (in board games)
a. la movimiento m, jugada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
7. (in sport)
a. la jugada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(it's) your movete toca (jugar), tú mueves
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (shift; person, object, chesspiece)
a. mover
9. (employee)
a. trasladar
10. (postpone)
a. trasladar
could you move your bag out of the way?¿puedes quitar or
move your chair a bit closeracerca la silla un poco
to move housemudarse de casa
to move jobscambiar de trabajo
11. (colloquial)
a.
move yourself! we're going to be late!¡muévete, que vamos a llegar tarde!
12. (influence)
a.
I won't be movedno voy a cambiar de opinión
I felt moved to protestme sentí impulsado a protestar
13. (affect emotionally)
a. conmover
to move somebody to angerenfurecer a alguien
to move somebody to tearshacer saltar las lágrimas a alguien
14. (in debate; resolution)
a. proponer
b. mocionar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I move that…propongo or
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
15. (change position)
a. moverse
16. (progress, advance)
a. avanzar
to get things movingponer las cosas en marcha
don't move!¡no te muevas!
I can't move¡no puedo moverme!
could you move, please?¿podría apartarse, por favor?
17. (colloquial)
a.
come on, move!¡venga or
18. (act)
a. moverse, actuar
to move to do somethingmoverse or actuar para hacer algo
19. (to new home, office)
a. mudarse
to move to another jobcambiar de trabajo
to move to the countryirse a vivir al campo
20. (in games)
a. mover
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move [muːv]
noun
1 (movement) movimiento (m)
to watch sb's every move observar a algn sin perder detalle; acechar a algn cada movimiento
They filmed and recorded his every move
to get a move on (with sth) (hurry up) darse prisa or apurarse (con algo); (LAm)
get a move on! ¡date prisa!; ¡apúrate!; (LAm)
to make a move (start to leave, go) ponerse en marcha
He made a move towards the door begin to take action By beginning to face the situation, you have already made a move which can only bring help and release
it was midnight and no-one had made a move era medianoche pero nadie daba señales de irse; it's time we made a move es hora de irnos
to be on the move (travelling) estar de viaje; [+troops, army] estar avanzando
The traffic was denser now, cars interspersed with handcarts, barrows and horse-drawn wagons. Armies were on the move; refugees were being driven into the axis of the Allies retreat
I'd been on the move for two days. I was jet-lagged
to be always on the move [+nomads, circus] andar siempre de aquí para allá; [+animal, child] no saber estar quieto
Gypsies have traditionally been regarded with suspicion, which explains why they tend always to be on the move, never staying in one place for long
He's on the move the whole time
Spain is a country on the move España es país en marcha
2 (in game) (turn) jugada (f)
whose move is it? ¿a quién le toca jugar?; it's my move es mi turno; me toca a mí; to have the first move salir
3 (step, action)
the government's first move la primera gestión del gobierno; what's the next move? ¿qué hacemos ahora?; y ahora ¿qué?; that was a bad move fue una mala decisión; there was a move to defeat the proposal se tomaron medidas para rechazar la propuesta
In the General Assembly, only El Salvador sponsored a move to condemn Chinese aggression
to make a move/the first move dar un/el primer paso
it's up to him to make the first move le toca a él dar el primer paso; without making the least move to sin hacer la menor intención de
4 (house removal) mudanza (f); (to different job) traslado (m)
it's our third move in two years esta es la tercera vez en dos años que nos mudamos
transitive verb
1 (change place of) cambiar de lugar; cambiar de sitio; [+part of body] mover; [+chess piece etc] jugar; mover; (transport) transportar; trasladar
you've moved all my things! ¡has cambiado de sitio todas mis cosas!; if we can move the table a few inches si podemos mover la mesa unos centímetros; can you move your fingers? ¿puedes mover los dedos?
to move house mudarse
move your chair nearer the fire acerca or arrima la silla al fuego
move the cupboard out of the corner saca el armario del rincón
he moved his family out of the war zone trasladó a su familia fuera de la zona de guerra
he asked to be moved to London/to a new department pidió el traslado a Londres/a otro departamento
2 (cause sth to move) mover
the breeze moved the leaves gently la brisa movía or agitaba dulcemente las hojas
to move one's bowels hacer de vientre; evacuar
move those children off the grass! ¡quite esos niños del césped!
3 (change timing of)
to move sth forward/back [+event, date] adelantar/aplazar algo; we'll have to move the meeting to later in the week tendremos que aplazar la reunión para otro día de la semana
4 (sway)
to move sb from an opinion
he will not be easily moved no se dejará convencer; "we shall not be moved" "no nos moverán"
5 (motivate)
to move sb to do sth mover or inducir a algn a hacer algo; I'll do it when the spirit moves me lo haré cuando sienta la revelación divina (humorous)
To let people know you appreciate them, buy some nice cards and keep them in your briefcase or in the car. When the spirit moves you, write a brief note of thanks
6 (emotionally) conmover; emocionar
The final tragic scene of the film failed to move him
to be moved estar conmovido; to be easily moved ser impresionable; ser sensible; to move sb to tears/anger hacer llorar/enfadar a algn; to move sb to pity provocar la compasión de algn
7 (propose)
to move a resolution proponer una resolución; to move that ... proponer que ...
8 (Comm) [+merchandise] colocar; vender
intransitive verb
1 (gen) moverse
she moves beautifully se mueve con elegancia; move! ¡muévete!; ¡menéate!; don't move! ¡no te muevas!; I saw something moving in the bushes vi moverse algo entre los arbustos
you can't move for books in that room hay tantos libros en esa habitación que es casi imposible moverse
to move freely [+piece of machinery] tener juego; [+person, traffic] circular libremente
I won't move from here no me muevo de aquí
to move in high society frecuentar la buena sociedad
let's move into the garden vamos al jardín
he has moved into another class se ha cambiado de clase; they hope to move into the British market quieren introducirse en or penetrar el mercado británico
keep moving! ¡no te pares!; (order from traffic policeman) ¡circulen!
the policeman kept the traffic moving el policía mantuvo la circulación fluida
the procession moved slowly out of sight la procesión avanzaba lentamente hasta que desapareció en la distancia
it's time we were moving es hora de irnos
she moved to the next room pasó a la habitación de al lado
he moved slowly towards the door avanzó or se acercó lentamente hacia la puerta
to move to or towards independence avanzar or encaminarse hacia la independencia
2 (move house) mudarse; trasladarse
the family moved to a new house la familia se mudó or se trasladó a una casa nueva
to move to the country mudarse or trasladarse al campo; the company has moved to larger offices la empresa se ha trasladado or mudado a oficinas mayores
3 (travel) ir; (be in motion) estar en movimiento
the bus was moving at 50kph el autobús iba a 50kph; the car was not moving el coche no estaba en movimiento; do not get out while the bus is moving no se baje mientras el autobús esté en marcha; he was certainly moving! ¡iba como el demonio!
4 (Comm) [+goods] venderse
Some items never move, they just sit on the shelves for month after month
5 (progress)
things are moving at last por fin se empiezan a mover las cosas; he certainly knows how to get things moving ese sí que sabe poner las cosas en marcha
6 (in games) jugar; hacer una jugada
who moves next? ¿a quién le toca jugar?; it's you to move te toca a ti jugar; white moves (Chess) blanco juega; the knight moves like this el caballo se mueve así
7 (take steps) dar un paso; tomar medidas
the government must move first el gobierno ha de dar el primer paso; the council moved to stop the abuse el consejo tomó medidas para corregir el abuso; we'll have to move quickly if we want to get that contract tendremos que actuar inmediatamente si queremos hacernos con ese contrato
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