- 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (motion) movimiento (masculine) 1.2 countable/numerable (action, gesture) movimiento (m); (with the hand) ademán (m) there was a sudden movement in the bushes de repente algo se movió entre los arbustos 1.3 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable (change — of position) movimiento (m); (— in opinion) giro (m) a forward movement, a movement forward un movimiento hacia adelante she made a quick movement sideways se echó a un lado rápidamente there was a general movement toward the exit todo el mundo se fue hacia la salida troop movements movimientos de tropasMore example sentences1.4
(movements plural)(activities, whereabouts) desplazamientos (mpl), movimientos (mpl)More example sentences1.5 uncountable/no numerable (animation, activity) movimiento (m); (in stock market) actividad (f)
- Characters in a story operate to make the story's movement visible and concrete, in a way that engages a reader's interest.
- But the language and movement of the poem also emphasize that if the speaker is on a journey, his destination is quite unknown.
- There was a general sense of movement toward waking now.
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- The investigation quite early led us to have concerns about the movements and activities of four men, three of whom came from the West Yorkshire area.
- There is evidence of mine clearing activities, movements of soldiers, bunkers around buildings and military pillboxes perched on the tops of hills.
- Players' movements and activities are so closely monitored that it is hard for anyone to approach or speak to the players, leave alone attempt to fix matches.
- After breakfast, the Menen is bustling with activity and movement.
- Without context we end up on a merry-go-round of activity and movement that never seems to get us to where we want to be.
- The tavern was lively, bustling with movement and much drinking.
- 2 uncountable/no numerable 2.1 (transportation) movimiento (masculine) 2.2 (travel) desplazamiento (masculine)More example sentences
- I support the free movement of capital but not the free movement of labour.
- I noticed her slight body movements to approach her shoulder bag.
- And in the slightest of movements, she kissed him back.
- 3 countable/numerable [Art/Arte] [Politics/Política] [Religion/Religión] movimiento (masculine) the movement for reform is gaining ground el movimiento pro-reforma está ganando terrenoMore example sentences
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- What's more important right now for the embattled labor movement, politics or organizing?
- Here in Maine we have done some great steps putting labor and progressive movement groups together.
- Our political and social liberation movements need to regain the initiative.
- It should be a source of optimism for us all that even at an early stage of the crisis, there is a substantial opposition movement to war.
- Yorkshire campaigners behind a national movement to help thyroid sufferers want to set up shop in York.
- We ended up spending an hour fuming over the new government movement to bring down university student representative groups.
- 4 countable/numerable(bowel movement)[euphemistic/eufemístico] deposición (feminine) [formal] to have a movement evacuar* or mover* el vientre [formal]More example sentences
- If you don't have at least 1 bowel movement per day, you are already walking your way toward disease.
- The urge came and went a few times until I experienced a more intense cramp that resulted in my first movement of the day.
- As a general rule, a healthy colon produces two movements a day.
- 5 countable/numerable (of clock, watch) mecanismo (masculine)More example sentences
- In his 80s he was repairing the finest of watch movements, making electrical and electronic clocks, and rebuilding mechanical ones.
- Although one finds some identical movements in clocks by a given Roxbury maker, one also finds identical movements in clocks by different Roxbury makers.
- Meanwhile, clock movements improved in design and manufacture.
- 6 countable/numerable [Music/Música] movimiento (masculine)More example sentences
- Shostakovich's slow movements always represent the composer at his most eloquent and deeply personal.
- Only the bass line and six bars of melody had survived, possibly from the slow movement of a Trio Sonata.
- The first movement changes views and tempi in what seems like every few bars or so.
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