Definition of make a move in English:

make a move

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  • 1Take action.

    ‘each army was waiting for the other side to make a move’
    • ‘He said the council had to make a move on the issue.’
    do something, take action, act, take measures, take the initiative
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    1. 1.1British Set off; leave somewhere.
      ‘I think I'd better be making a move’
      • ‘Thanks for the party boys, but it's time to make a move.’
      • ‘I had to insist that it was time to make a move.’
      • ‘We had an 11-hour bus ride and I was in for a long week if I did not make a move.’
      • ‘I arrived at 8pm and when I next looked at my watch it was twenty to eleven, so I thought I'd better make a move.’
      • ‘It got to 11 so we thought we should make a move.’
      leave, take one's leave, take oneself off, be on one's way, get going, depart, be off, set off, take one's farewells
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