Translation of movement in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable (motion)Example sentences1.2 countable (action, gesture)
(with the hand) ademán (masculine)there was a sudden movement in the bushesde repente algo se movió entre los arbustos1.3 countable or uncountable (change — of position)(— in opinion) giro (masculine)a forward movement, a movement forwardun movimiento hacia adelanteshe made a quick movement sidewaysse echó a un lado rápidamentethere was a general movement toward the exittodo el mundo se fue hacia la salidatroop movementsmovimientos de tropasExample sentences1.4
- 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.
also: movements plural(activities, whereabouts)desplazamientos (masculine plural)
- 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.
movimientos (masculine plural)Example sentences1.5 uncountable (animation, activity)
(in stock market) actividad (feminine)Example sentences
- 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.
- 3 countable (Art, Politics, Religion) the movement for reform is gaining groundel movimiento pro-reforma está ganando terrenoExample sentences
- 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 countablealso: bowel movement[euphemistic] to have a movementevacuar or mover el vientre [formal]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 (of clock, watch)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 (Music)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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