Translation of move in Spanish:


movimiento, n.

Pronunciation /muv//muːv/


  • 1

    movimiento masculine
    she watched their every move vigilaba todos sus movimientos
    • one false move and I'll shoot un movimiento en falso y disparo
    • she made a move to get up/for the door hizo ademán de levantarse/ir hacia la puerta
    • it's time we made a move ya es hora de que nos vayamos / que nos pongamos en camino
    • on the move
    • she's always on the move siempre está de un lado para otro
    • these animals are always on the move estos animales siempre se están desplazando
    • the train was on the move again el tren se puso otra vez en marcha / movimiento
    • to get a move on darse prisa
    • get a move on! ¡muévete!
    • One of his first moves toward the horse, if permitted, is to get close to the horse and rub his body.
    • For 24 hours, you're not supposed to make any sudden moves.
    • Walking down to the main drag, I fell into a full slow saunter, savouring the warmth and the sudden move into the light.
    • Eventually the object made a sudden move, jerked across the highway and came to a stop.
    • When they notice Jim, they freeze into immobility, and only when he has stayed still for a considerable length of time, making no sudden moves, do they return to their slow hunt for nuts and roots.
    • I back out slowly, making no sudden moves.
    • James held the shotgun in a death grip, his finger on the trigger, ready to blow Steve away if he made any sudden moves.
    • Don't make any sudden moves, or this one will have a heart attack and that one will try to kill you.
    • They try hard not to make any sudden moves as they draw their weapons out.
    • Don't make any sudden moves and do not scream and I will not hurt you.
    • And when you put the box over your head, don't make any sudden moves.
  • 2

    (of residence) mudanza feminine
    (of residence) trasteo masculine Colombia
    (of premises) traslado masculine
    (of premises) mudanza feminine
    • They can request everything from a copy bill to a new connection, as well as notify us of a move to new premises or give us their meter reading.
    • She added that due to their recent move of premises, they have twice the amount of space but only the same staff to work in it.
    • The move to bigger premises will enable the company to continue to expand.
    • A move to new Scottish premises is also likely to take place before the end of the year.
    • I had it in my last house, and then it vanished amid the chaos of the house move.
    • In 1658, Rembrandt made his final move to a rented house in a modest middle-class quarter.
    • The move is to larger premises and the 12 staff, some of whom have worked at the Old Road store for decades, will go too.
    • Despite many house moves, she had always made sure her large consignment of motley cardboard boxes went too.
    • The city council had promised to help us, that they understood our position following the move from Clarence Street.
    • The business has also undergone major changes, with a move to new premises and the creation of new jobs.
    • He was told the volume of work for the body shop side of the business had increased in anticipation of a move to new premises.
    • I guess the house move is the dominant thing in my mind at the moment.
    • The service ranges from sourcing reliable cleaners, gardeners or plumbers to helping with house moves or booking a holiday.
    • When I contemplate most house moves, the actual activity has indeed been confined to a few days only, spread out over a period, long or short.
    • It was most likely left in a box somewhere during one of the many house moves since the late '80s.
    • I assumed it had gone missing during his various house moves and I just forgot about it.
    • Between moves, families settled into whatever housing was possible.
    • The money she earned, about £60 a week, was put to one side to fund her move to a new house.
    • 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.
    • I turned down a move to Chicago about three years ago as I'd recently got myself settled in the new house.
  • 3

    • 3.1

      (action, step) paso masculine
      (measure) medida feminine
      this new law is seen as a move toward ... esta nueva ley se ve como un paso hacia ...
      • it was a good / wise move fue una buena decisión / un paso acertado
      • several moves to relieve unemployment have been announced se han anunciado varias medidas para paliar el desempleo
      • what's the next move? ¿cuál es el siguiente paso?
      • it's up to her to make the next move le toca a ella dar el siguiente paso
      • to make the first move dar el primer paso
      • don't make a move without telling me first no hagas nada / no des ningún paso sin decírmelo antes
      • Significant moves are planned to get more tourists into this country by air and sea.
      • The department is making moves to better manage the land that most Australians write off as useless.
      • It called for imaginative moves to free up the property market, including the introduction of relocation grants for people who have reared their families.
      • These comments are certain to be seen by some as a move towards tax harmonisation in the EU.
      • Moves are afoot in the union to try and end resistance to the reforms.
      • The ‘early finish’ scheme follows moves to change the school year into six shorter terms with standard holidays across England and Wales.
      • We've seen tremendous moves made toward lowering the tension there.
      • The bank said the cost-cutting move would help refocus and growth the company's retail business.
      • During these 18 years, we had seen many of the most significant moves to strengthen the position of Gaelic.
      • He wanted a general manager who would not make moves or express an opinion without consulting him.
      • 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'm looking for evening classes so that I can make moves towards the career change I've long been considering.
      • Mr Bayley said there had been cases in York where families facing eviction started moves to buy the house - with the council powerless to stop them.
      • If there is any move to block the deal, the opinion of the Competition Authority must be sought.
      • I was already initiating moves to get myself onto a site much closer to home, back in Liverpool.
      • Edinburgh is making moves to lure the department store to the capital.
      • The company said some of the cost-cutting moves involved layoffs.
      • She would initiate moves designed to bring more financial discipline to the municipalities' budgets, she said.
      • West Swindon residents are being invited to give their opinions on how successful moves to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area have been.
      • Employees leaving the factory on Tuesday said that they had heard nothing about moves to close the factory.

    • 3.2(in profession, occupation)

      her next move took her to India su siguiente puesto la llevó a la India
      • an ideal move for a young executive el paso más indicado para un joven ejecutivo
      • the company's move into electronics la entrada de la compañía en el campo de la electrónica

  • 4

    movimiento masculine
    jugada feminine
    whose move is it? ¿a quién le toca mover / jugar?
    • Now using the Internet, games can be held on virtual boards and players can message moves to each other electronically.
    • 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 move chosen in the game gives Black a slight edge without giving up a pawn.
    • I remember reading once that amateur chess players think as many moves ahead as grandmasters.
    • The large screen displayed the moves the players had made.
    • In orthodox Chess, if a player has no legal move and his king is not in check, the game is a draw.
    • The left- and right-hand numbers tell us the number of moves remaining after either player's next turn.
    • It can often be seen several moves ahead when a player is able to win.
    • At the highest levels of chess, before you touch a piece, you are playing out an entire game of moves and countermoves in your head.
    • Each of the moves had to be with a different piece and a player had to be able to escape check on the first move of their turn otherwise it was checkmate.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (to change place)
    why don't you move nearer the fire? ¿por qué no te acercas / te arrimas al fuego?
    • let's move into the shade pongámonos a la sombra
    • we could move to another table podríamos cambiarnos de mesa
    • I want to set the table: you'll have to move quiero poner la mesa: tendrás que levantarte / cambiarte de lugar
    • you can move into his room while he's away puedes cambiarte a su habitación mientras no está
    • government troops have moved into the area tropas del gobierno se han desplazado / se han trasladado a la zona
    • to move to a new job/school cambiar de trabajo/colegio
  • 2

    (to change one's address, residence)
    when are you moving into your new house? ¿cuándo te mudas / te cambias a la casa nueva?
    • I have to move out of here by Friday tengo que mudarme de aquí antes del viernes
    • we'd like to move out of / away from London nos gustaría mudarnos / cambiarnos fuera de Londres
  • 3

    (to change one's position)
    don't move! ¡no te muevas!
    • no one dared move nadie se atrevió a moverse
    • I've eaten so much I can't move he comido tanto que no puedo ni moverme
    • he moved onto his side se puso de lado
    • don't you move, I'll answer the door tú tranquilo, que voy yo a abrir la puerta
  • 4

    (to proceed, to go)
    the procession/vehicle began to move la procesión/el vehículo se puso en marcha
    • she fell from a moving bus se cayó de un autobús en marcha
    • the crane moves on rails la grúa se mueve sobre rieles
    • get moving! ¡muévete!
    • the police kept the crowds moving la policía hacía circular a la multitud
    • it's time we were moving es hora de que nos pongamos en camino
    • the trucks are moving northward los camiones avanzan hacia el norte
    • the earth moves around the sun la Tierra gira alrededor del Sol
    • we moved aside / to one side nos apartamos
    • she moved cautiously toward the door se acercó cautelosamente a la puerta
  • 5

    (to advance, to develop)
    she was the one who got things moving ella fue quien lo puso todo en marcha
    • things seem to be moving parece que las cosas marchan
    • events moved rapidly los acontecimientos se desarrollaron rápidamente
    • you have to move with the times, granny hay que mantenerse al día, abuelita
    • a fast-moving adventure story una historia de aventuras de ritmo muy ágil
    • the conflict has moved into a new phase el conflicto ha entrado en una nueva fase
    • the conversation had moved to a different topic la conversación había derivado a otro tema
    • to move into the lead/into second place pasar a ocupar el primer/segundo lugar
    • the Socialists have moved ahead in the opinion polls los socialistas han tomado la delantera según los sondeos
    • she has moved swiftly up the executive ladder ha ascendido rápidamente en el escalafón ejecutivo
    • media attention has moved back to domestic issues los medios de comunicación han vuelto a centrar su atención en los asuntos internos
    • I'm moving toward the view that ... cada vez me convenzo más de que ...
    • the company plans to move into the hotel business la compañía tiene planes de introducirse en el ramo hotelero
  • 6

    (to carry oneself)
    she moves beautifully se mueve con mucha gracia / con mucho garbo
  • 7informal

    (to go fast)
    just watch those bikes move! ¡mira cómo corren esas motos!
    • you'll have to move if you want to be there on time te vas a tener que mover si quieres llegar a tiempo
  • 8

    (to take steps, to act)
    we must move now tenemos que actuar ahora
    • she moved quickly to scotch rumors inmediatamente tomó medidas para acallar los rumores
    • they are waiting for us to move first están esperando que nosotros demos el primer paso
  • 9

    (in chess, checkers)
    is it my turn to move? ¿me toca (mover / jugar) a mí?
    • the bishop moves diagonally el alfil se mueve en diagonal
  • 10

    (to circulate socially)
    to move in literary/influential circles moverse en círculos literarios/influyentes
    • he moves in high society alterna en / se codea con la alta sociedad
  • 11formal

    (to propose)
    to move for sth proponer algo
    • she moved for an adjournment propuso un aplazamiento

transitive verb

  • 1

    (to alter the position of)
    let's move the sofa over there pongamos el sofá allí
    • why have you moved the television? ¿por qué has cambiado la televisión de sitio / de lugar?
    • could you move your car, please? ¿me haría el favor de quitar el coche de allí / de correr un poco el coche?
    • move your chair a little corre un poco la silla
    • ask him to move the boxes out of the way dile que quite las cajas de en medio
    • we could move the tables together podríamos juntar las mesas
    • don't move anything before the police arrive no toquen nada hasta que llegue la policía
    • move yourself quítate de en medio
    • we shall not be moved! ¡no nos moverán!
    • move your head! I can't see! ¡aparta la cabeza / quita la cabeza de ahí, que no me dejas ver!
    • I can't move my leg/neck no puedo mover la pierna/el cuello
    • she moved her finger across the page pasó el dedo por la página
  • 2

    (to transport)
    (supplies/troops) transportar
    (troops/supplies) trasladar
  • 3

    (to relocate, to transfer)
    she was moved to head office la trasladaron a la oficina central
    • he was too ill to be moved estaba demasiado enfermo para trasladarlo
    • I'll move this paragraph further down pondré este párrafo más abajo
    • move the decimal point one place to the right corre la coma un lugar a la derecha
  • 4

    (to change the location of)
    the firm that moved us la compañía que nos hizo la mudanza
    • we moved offices nos mudamos / cambiamos de oficina
    • to move house cambiarse de casa
    • she's moved jobs ha cambiado de trabajo
  • 5

    (to touch emotionally)
    she was visibly moved estaba obviamente conmovida / emocionada
    • he's easily moved es muy sensible
    • to move sb to tears hacer llorar a algn de la emoción
    • I was deeply moved by what I saw lo que vi me conmovió profundamente
  • 6

    (to prompt sb to do)
    to move sb to + inf
    • this moved her to remonstrate esto la indujo a protestar
    • he was moved to express his indignation se sintió impulsado a expresar su indignación
  • 7

    (in debating)
    I move that a vote be taken propongo que se someta a votación
  • 8

    (pawn/counter) mover
  • 9

    (to sell)
  • 10formal

    to move one's bowels hacer de vientre