(=movement) mouvement m
His eyes followed her every move. Il suivait ses moindres mouvements du regard.
a move to the right (political)
un virage à droite
→ His move to the left was not a sudden leap but a natural progression of ideas.
to make a move
(=get going) y aller
→ He glanced at his wrist watch. `I suppose we'd better make a move.' ...
to be on the move
(=go from place to place) se déplacer
to be always on the move se déplacer constamment, être constamment par monts et par vaux
→ Jack never wanted to stay in one place for very long, so they were always on the move.
to get a move on
(=hurry up) se dépêcher, se remuer
Get a move on! Remue-toi!
→ Get a move on, you two.
(=action) mesure f
Many experts were critical of the move. De nombreux experts ont critiqué cette mesure.
What will his next move be? Que va-t-il faire maintenant?
a move to do sth une mesure destinée à faire qch
→ The cull is part of a move to shed 1,000 workers and privatise 3,000 jobs
→ part of a move to crack down on petty crime
→ a move to curb the influx of illegal immigrants
to be a clever move
(=clever thing to do) être une manœuvre habile
→ It was a clever move on his part, to place her in his debt
→ The use of diethylene glycol was a clever move by the winemaker responsible
to be a wise move
(=wise thing to do) être une sage décision
→ The one point cut in interest rates was a wise move.
to be a good move
(=a good thing to do) être une bonne idée
→ It may also be a good move to suggest she talks things over
to make a move
(=take action) agir
to make a move to do sth prendre des mesures pour faire qch
→ The week before the deal was supposed to close, fifteen Japanese banks made a move to pull out ...
to make the first move
(=take the initiative) faire le premier pas
→ Don't wait for others to make the first move: invite friends to visit you.
the government move to drop the plan la décision du gouvernement d'abandonner le projet
A government move to drop the plan could affect share prices. Si le gouvernement décidait d'abandonner le projet, les cours de la Bourse pourraient s'en ressentir.
the move towards sth l'évolution vers qch
the move towards independence l'évolution vers l'indépendance
→ there is unlikely to be a brake on the move towards performance-related pay
(in board game)
→ With no idea of what to do for my next move, my hand hovered over the board.
(=turn to play) tour m
It's your move. C'est ton tour.
→ Whose move is it?
[+employee] mutation f
→ His move to the personnel department was no surprise
[+player] transfert m
→ his move to Leeds United
(=change of house) déménagement m
our move from Oxford to Luton notre déménagement d'Oxford à Luton
→ The move to Prague was a daunting prospect
[+thing] déplacer, bouger
Could you move your stuff please? Est-ce que tu peux bouger tes affaires, s'il te plaît?
→ Workmen were moving a heavy wardrobe down the stairs
→ A traffic warden asked him to move his car
[+event] changer la date de
to move sth to a later date [+event] reporter qch à une date ultérieure
The club has moved its meeting to 22 January. Le club a reporté son assemblée au 22 janvier.
→ The band have moved their Leeds date to October 27.
→ Ms Clark is still in position and there are no plans to move her.
to move sb to another department muter qn dans un autre service
→ His superiors moved him to another department.
to move house déménager
→ They move house fairly frequently ...
to move offices déménager
→ The London Evening Standard moved offices a few years ago.
to move jobs changer d'emploi
→ Christina moved jobs to get experience
→ The whole incident had moved her profoundly.
to be moved by sth être ému (e) par qch
I was very moved by the film. J'ai été très émue par ce film.
to move sb to do sth
(=lead) pousser or inciter qn à faire qch
→ What has moved the President to take this step?
→ It was punk that first moved him to join a band
to move that ... (in debate)
proposer que ...
→ She moved that the meeting be adjourned.
Don't move! Ne bouge pas!
→ I was so scared I couldn't move.
→ I could see the branches of the trees moving in the wind ...
→ Events are moving fast
The car was moving very slowly. La voiture avançait très lentement.
to begin to move
→ The train began to move.
move house déménager
We're moving in July. Nous allons déménager en juillet.
(=make change) to move to [+different town, country] aller vivre à → She had often considered moving to London she moved to another job elle a changé d'emploi → Christina moved to another job to get more experience → She moved from tennis to squash. to move to the right (politically)
évoluer vers la droite → The Labour Party has moved to the right. → the need to move towards greater economic convergence
It was a good career move. C'était une bonne décision sur le plan professionnel.
→ It was not a good career move. He wound up bankrupt
What's your next career move going to be? Quelle sera la prochaine étape dans votre carrière?
n faux pas m
one false move and ... un faux pas et ...
→ One false move and I knew Sarah would be dead.
(from town to town)
voyager, se déplacer
→ I was born in Fort Worth but we moved about a lot.
(in room, house)
as he moved about tandis qu'il se déplaçait
→ As he moved about a large tattoo peeped out from beneath his right sleeve
He thought he heard Sue moving about upstairs. Il lui sembla entendre Sue marcher à l'étage., Il lui sembla entendre Sue se déplacer à l'étage.
→ they moved along slowly
[person in line] avancer
[person on bench] se pousser
(=get out of the way) circuler
→ Move along there, please.
Move along, there's nothing to see! Circulez, il n'y a rien à voir!
→ Curious pedestrians were ordered to move along ...
[research, events] avancer, progresser
→ Research tends to move along at a slow but orderly pace.
[+matters, things] faire avancer
I hope we can move things along without too much delay. J'espère que nous pourrons faire avancer les choses sans trop de retard.
[+bystanders] faire circuler
→ Our officers are moving them along and not allowing them to gather in large groups.
[+line, bank, wall, beach] longer
to move along the street
[walker] marcher dans la rue
→ I saw a gang of black youths moving along the street,
(from town to town)
voyager, se déplacer
(in room, house)
as he moved around tandis qu'il se déplaçait
→ As he moved around, (in the kitchen) a large tattoo peeped out from beneath his right sleeve
He thought he heard Sue moving around upstairs. Il lui sembla entendre Sue marcher à l'étage.
(from home, town)
s'en aller, s'éloigner
→ He moved away and lost contact with the family.
→ They retired from farming and moved away.
(from window, door)
→ She moved away from the window
(to town, area, country)
(=come back) revenir
(=go back) retourner
He recently moved back to Britain. Il est récemment revenu or retourné vivre en Grande-Bretagne.
→ he gave up riding and moved back to Scotland
(in board game)
Move back three squares. Reculez de trois cases.
The police moved the crowd back. faire reculer
(=move further back) reculer
Please move your car back a bit. Reculez un peu votre voiture, s'il vous plaît.
→ Move the barricade back a bit.
(=return to former position) remettre à sa place
That's ok. You can move the table back now. C'est bon, vous pouvez remettre la table à sa place maintenant.
→ Gold prices moved down.
to move down to [+town, area] aller vivre à
→ When her daughter moved down to London, she moved too.
[player of board game] avancer
Move forward three squares. Avancez de trois cases.
→ Can you move the table forward a bit?
→ I'll just move the car forward a bit.
[+people] faire avancer
(to a house)
They're moving in next week. Ils emménagent la semaine prochaine.
→ The house wasn't ready when she moved in.
→ We had moved in at the height of the summer.
to move in with sb
(=start living with) emménager avec qn
→ Her husband had moved in with a younger woman.
to move in to do sth intervenir pour faire qch
The troops moved in to stop the riot. L'armée est intervenue pour mettre un terme à l'émeute.
→ There were violent and chaotic scenes when police moved in to disperse the crowd ...
[tenant, house-buyer] emménager dans
She's about to move into a flat. Elle s'apprête à emménager dans un appartement.
→ Lucy is about to move into a flatshare in Central London,
you can move into my apartment
(=stay with me) tu peux venir vivre chez moi
vi s'éloigner, s'en aller
→ Gil waved his hand and the car moved off.
[traveller] se remettre en route
to move on to [+town, country] partir pour
→ After three weeks in Hong Kong, we moved on to Japan.
(=do something different) passer à autre chose
Now, can we move on and discuss productivity? Et si nous passions maintenant au problème de la productivité?
to move on to sth passer à qch
→ She ran this shop for ten years before deciding to move on to fresh challenges.
→ His mother, Julia, soon moved on to a new relationship ...
[+onlookers, busker, beggar] faire circuler
→ I used to busk, but I was always being moved on by the police.
→ Eventually the police were called to move them on.
to move things on
(=make progress) faire avancer
→ I think we need to move things on a bit.
vi (of house)
→ The guy that lived there moved out a month ago.
vi se pousser
Could you move over a bit? Est-ce que vous pouvez vous pousser un peu?
→ Move over and let me drive.
→ Move over a bit, will you?
[+person, thing] se diriger vers
[+goal] s'acheminer vers
They are moving towards parliamentary democracy. Ils s'acheminent vers une démocratie parlementaire.
→ we gradually moved towards a more mature parliamentary democracy
(on bench, sofa)
→ Move up, John, and make room for the lady.
[employee] avoir de l'avancement
to move up to a managerial position passer à un poste de direction
[pupil] passer dans la classe supérieure
→ In nearly all British schools, children learn in mixed ability classes and move up a class each year.