Silently, he moves to grab a kombo (a whisk broom instrument)—then, softly, he taps her shoulders and head.
But in each of these cases, the moves were defensive and wimpy, aimed at preserving eroding positions and not getting hurt.
His first moves were sensible enough, given the small number of his force and the sprawling size of the armory.
It did it by understanding what moves them, by identifying their most personal motivations (and fears).
All the Dead Yale Men, a sequel 30 years in the making, moves the narrative down one generation.
And I cannot endure it—the table that moves, and the—O Garry!
One who moves along the line of least reluctance to a desired death.
Suppose a citizen of New York moves to Pennsylvania and establishes a residence there.
The second tumbril empties and moves on; the third comes up.
These are the moves given in the Handbook, and the game is dismissed as equal.
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.
mid-15c., "proposal," from move (v.). From 1650s in the gaming sense. Meaning "act of moving" is from 1827. Phrase on the move "in the process of going from one place to another" is from 1796; get a move on "hurry up" is Americal English colloquial from 1888 (also, and perhaps originally, get a move on you).