Translation of move in Spanish:
- 1 (movement) she watched their every moveone false move and I'll shootvigilaba todos sus movimientosshe made a move to get up/for the doorun movimiento en falso y disparoit's time we made a movehizo ademán de levantarse/ir hacia la puertaon the moveshe's always on the moveya es hora de que nos vayamos or que nos pongamos en caminothese animals are always on the movesiempre está de un lado para otrothe train was on the move againestos animales siempre se están desplazandoto get a move on [colloquial]el tren se puso otra vez en marcha or movimientoget a move on!apurarse (Latin America)¡date prisa!¡muévete! [colloquial]Example sentences
- Eventually the object made a sudden move, jerked across the highway and came to a stop.
- They try hard not to make any sudden moves as they draw their weapons out.
- James held the shotgun in a death grip, his finger on the trigger, ready to blow Steve away if he made any sudden moves.
- 2 (change — of residence)Example sentences
- Just as remarkable is the story of the manuscript's survival through the decades, including three years on the run from the Gestapo, several house moves and even a flood.
- The service ranges from sourcing reliable cleaners, gardeners or plumbers to helping with house moves or booking a holiday.
- I assumed it had gone missing during his various house moves and I just forgot about it.
- 3 3.1 (action, step)(measure)this new law is seen as a move toward …it was a good o wise moveesta nueva ley se ve como un paso hacia …several moves to relieve unemployment have been announcedfue una buena decisión or un paso acertadowhat's the next move?se han anunciado varias medidas para paliar el desempleoit's up to her to make the next move¿cuál es el siguiente paso?¿ahora qué hay que hacer?to make the first movele toca a ella dar el siguiente pasodon't make a move without telling me firstdar el primer paso3.2 (in profession, occupation) See examples: her next move took her to Indiano hagas nada or no des ningún paso sin decírmelo antesan ideal move for a young executivesu siguiente puesto la llevó a la Indiathe company's move into electronicsel paso más indicado para un joven ejecutivola entrada de la compañía en el campo de la electrónicaExample sentences
- If the holder of the office is very proactive and indeed imaginative he or she can initiate moves to further the cause of Sligo.
- I was already initiating moves to get myself onto a site much closer to home, back in Liverpool.
- Significant moves are planned to get more tourists into this country by air and sea.
- 4 (Games) whose move is it?¿a quién le toca mover or jugar?Example sentences
- Ray watched as they moved piece by piece, some moves taking longer to consider than others.
- He's like a chess player, looking two moves ahead.
- The left- and right-hand numbers tell us the number of moves remaining after either player's next turn.
- 1 1.1 (to change place) See examples: why don't you move nearer the fire?let's move into the shade¿por qué no te acercas or te arrimas al fuego?we could move to another tablepongámonos a la sombraI want to set the table: you'll have to movepodríamos cambiarnos de mesayou can move into his room while he's awayquiero poner la mesa: tendrás que levantarte or cambiarte de lugargovernment troops have moved into the areapuedes cambiarte a su habitación mientras no estáto move to a new job/schooltropas del gobierno se han desplazado or se han trasladado a la zona1.2 (to change one's address, residence)cambiar de trabajo/colegiowhen are you moving into your new house?mudarsecambiarseI have to move out of here by Friday¿cuándo te mudas or te cambias a la casa nueva?we'd like to move out of o away from Londontengo que mudarme de aquí antes del viernessee also→ move in, → move outnos gustaría irnos de Londresnos gustaría mudarnos or cambiarnos fuera de Londres
- 2 (to change one's position)don't move!moverseno one dared move¡no te muevas!I've eaten so much I can't movenadie se atrevió a moversehe moved onto his sidehe comido tanto que no puedo ni movermedon't you move, I'll answer the doorse puso de ladotú tranquilo, que voy yo a abrir la puertaExample sentences
- I could hear my brother moving around upstairs and I knew that he was getting ready for work.
- She shoved her into the front row before moving to stand in the doorway of the gazebo.
- She stood, and moved to the door, turning the lock with a echoing metallic sound.
- 3 (to proceed, to go) See examples: the procession/vehicle began to moveshe fell from a moving busla procesión/el vehículo se puso en marchathe crane moves on railsse cayó de un autobús en marchaget moving!la grúa se mueve sobre rielesthe police kept the crowds moving¡muévete! [colloquial]it's time we were movingla policía hacía circular a la multitudthe trucks are moving northwardes hora de que nos pongamos en caminothe earth moves around the sunlos camiones avanzan hacia el nortewe moved aside o to one sidela Tierra gira alrededor del Solshe moved cautiously toward the doornos apartamosnos hicimos a un ladose acercó cautelosamente a la puerta
- 4 (to advance, to develop) See examples: she was the one who got things movingthings seem to be movingella fue quien lo puso todo en marchaevents moved rapidlyparece que las cosas marchanyou have to move with the times, grannylos acontecimientos se desarrollaron rápidamentea fast-moving adventure storyhay que mantenerse al día, abuelitathe conflict has moved into a new phaseuna historia de aventuras de ritmo muy ágilthe conversation had moved to a different topicel conflicto ha entrado en una nueva faseto move into the lead/into second placela conversación había derivado a otro temathe Socialists have moved ahead in the opinion pollspasar a ocupar el primer/segundo lugarshe has moved swiftly up the executive ladderlos socialistas han tomado la delantera según los sondeosmedia attention has moved back to domestic issuesha ascendido rápidamente en el escalafón ejecutivoI'm moving toward the view that …los medios de comunicación han vuelto a centrar su atención en los asuntos internosthe company plans to move into the hotel businesscada vez me convenzo más de que …la compañía tiene planes de introducirse en el ramo hotelero
- 6 (to go fast) [colloquial] just watch those bikes move!you'll have to move if you want to be there on time¡mira cómo corren esas motos!te vas a tener que mover si quieres llegar a tiempo [colloquial]Example sentences
- The wind was really moving at this point.
- The ball was really moving when it reached him.
- They might look blubbery and slow, but they can move when they have to.
- 7 (to take steps, to act) See examples: we must move nowshe moved quickly to scotch rumorstenemos que actuar ahorathey are waiting for us to move firstinmediatamente tomó medidas para acallar los rumoresestán esperando que nosotros demos el primer paso
- 9 (to circulate socially)to move in literary/influential circlesmoversehe moves in high societymoverse en círculos literarios/influyentesalterna en or se codea con la alta sociedadExample sentences
- He was a master at moving within and among very different worlds.
- We moved within the same social circles and were members of the same clubs.
- Democritus was an ancient Greek philosopher who moved in the same circles as Socrates.
- 10 (to propose) [formal]to move
forsomethingshe moved for an adjournmentproponer algopropuso un aplazamientoExample sentences
- The Government also intends to move a number of technical amendments at the Committee stage.
- The resolution was moved by the United States and supported unanimously by the Security Council.
- Our union, in 1899, moved a resolution from the Doncaster branch, calling for the Labour Party to be set up.
- 1 (to alter the position of) See examples: let's move the sofa over therewhy have you moved the television?pongamos el sofá allícould you move your car, please?¿por qué has cambiado la televisión de sitio or de lugar?move your chair a little¿me haría el favor de quitar el coche de allí or de correr un poco el coche?ask him to move the boxes out of the waycorre un poco la sillawe could move the tables togetherdile que quite las cajas de en mediodon't move anything before the police arrivepodríamos juntar las mesasmove yourself [colloquial]no toquen nada hasta que llegue la policíawe shall not be moved!quítate de en medioapártatemove your head! I can't see!¡no nos moverán!I can't move my leg/neck¡aparta la cabeza or quita la cabeza de ahí, que no me dejas ver!she moved her finger across the pageno puedo mover la pierna/el cuellopasó el dedo por la página
- 2 2.1 (to transport) 2.2 (to relocate, to transfer) she was moved to head officehe was too ill to be movedla trasladaron a la oficina centralI'll move this paragraph further downestaba demasiado enfermo para trasladarlomove the decimal point one place to the rightpondré este párrafo más abajocorre la coma or (Colombia) (Mexico) el punto un lugar a la derechaExample sentences2.3 (to change the location of) See examples: the firm that moved us
we moved officesla compañía que nos hizo la mudanzato move house (British English)nos mudamos or cambiamos de oficinashe's moved jobs (British English)mudarse or cambiarse de casaha cambiado de trabajo
- The family had only moved to the house on Whitworth Road four months ago.
- His family had moved from a smaller house a few miles away right before he entered seventh grade.
- Born in Essex to a colonel's family, she moved frequently during her childhood.
- 3 3.1 (to touch emotionally) she was visibly movedhe's easily movedestaba obviamente conmovida or emocionadato move somebody to tearses muy sensibleI was deeply moved by what I sawhacer llorar a alguien de la emoción3.2 (to prompt somebody to do)to move somebody to +lo que vi me conmovió profundamente
infinitivethis moved her to remonstratehe was moved to express his indignationesto la indujo a protestarse sintió impulsado a expresar su indignaciónExample sentences
- I am not moved to love you, Lord, to gain the heaven you have promised in return.
- This is what draws him to us and moves him to love us.
- It might be a rose, an animal, or a child that moves me to paint.
- Many of the crowd were moved to tears during the two-minute silence, while veterans lowered standards to the ground.
- Her husband Jack was moved to tears as onlookers watched him unveil the plaque and lay her ashes to rest.
- I am deeply moved by reading this story and my deepest sympathy goes out to the person who wrote it.
- 5 (Games)(counter/pawn)Example sentences
- Officers said they could not move the car as it was not in a dangerous position, so they handed the matter over to the Borough Council.
- Orchestral sections were moved from one position to another in a search for perfect sound relationships.
- He said these traffic lights were badly positioned and should be moved to a more suitable place.
- Once this is filled up players move their pieces creating larger and larger stacks.
- When all pieces have been placed on the board, the players move the pieces around one intersection at a time.
- Players move from space to space on a board in the shape of Madagascar which is coloured in the white, red and green of the national flag.
- → move around
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (go further along)
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (walk) there's someone moving around downstairs
- 1.1 (move house)
- 1verb + adverbthey moved back here in 1979
- 1verb + adverbthis song has moved down five places
- 1verb + adverbI moved forward to get a better view
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (set up home)
- 1.1 (advance upon)
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (walk further) 1.2→ move along 1 3 1.3 (continue journey)
- 1verb + adverb (leave accommodation)
- (make room)
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (progress) See examples: they've moved up in the world
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan
Find out how to write letters in Spanish, including advice on greetings, layout, endings...
ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria) is one of the stages of secondary education established in Spain by the