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This would have given the Serbians time to move up their main forces.

But when they go to banquet and festival, then they move up the steep to the top of the vault of heaven.

When your arms start to move up, they do so by pushing your body down a little.

I'm sure of it; they'll begin to move up reserves pretty quick.

You ought to move up to Harlem and learn to pound the pipes.

About the first of May, they move up to the centre of the island.

And on his way there he tells all the buffaloes he meets to move up also.

The snail can move up, down, and across the board and through the diagonals.

No, if you move up here to accommodate us, you must have decent quarters.

But let us move up and hear the determination of the opposition relative to the banquet.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French mover, Old French movoir "to move, get moving, set out; set in motion; introduce" (Modern French mouvoir), from Latin movere "move, set in motion; remove; disturb" (past participle motus, frequentative motare), from PIE root *meue- "to push away" (cf. Sanskrit kama-muta "moved by love" and probably mivati "pushes, moves;" Lithuanian mauti "push on;" Greek ameusasthai "to surpass," amyno "push away").

Intransitive sense developed in Old French and came thence to English, though it now is rare in French. Meaning "to affect with emotion" is from c.1300; that of "to prompt or impel toward some action" is from late 14c. Sense of "to change one's place of residence" is from 1707. Meaning "to propose (something) in an assembly, etc.," is first attested mid-15c. Related: Moved; moving.

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