Translation of movement in Spanish:

movement

Pronunciation: /ˈmuːvmənt/

n

  • 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 tropas
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    • 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.
    1.4
    (movements plural)
    (activities, whereabouts) desplazamientos (mpl), movimientos (mpl)
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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.
    1.5 uncountable/no numerable (animation, activity) movimiento (m); (in stock market) actividad (f)
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    • 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/numerable [Art/Arte] [Politics/Política] [Religion/Religión] movimiento (masculine) the movement for reform is gaining ground el movimiento pro-reforma está ganando terreno
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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.
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    • 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]
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    • 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)
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    • 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)
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    • 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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