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move in (to something)

 
1. Lit. [for someone] to come to reside in something or some place. I moved into a new apartment last week. When did the new family move in?
2. Lit. to enter something or some place. The whole party moved into the house when it started raining. All the children just moved in and brought the party with them.
3. Fig. to begin a new line of activity. After failing at real estate, he moved into house painting. It looked like he could make some money, so he moved into the stock market with his assets.
See also: move

move in

 (on someone or something)
1. Lit. to move closer to someone or something; to make advances or aggressive movements toward someone or something. (See also move in (on someone).) The crowd moved in on the frightened guard. They moved in slowly.
2. Fig. to attempt to take over or dominate someone or something. The police moved in on the drug dealers. Max tried to move in on the rival gang's territory.
See also: move

move in

 (to something)
1. Lit. [for someone] to come to reside in something or some place. I moved into a new apartment last week. When did the new family move in?
2. Lit. to enter something or some place. The whole party moved into the house when it started raining. All the children just moved in and brought the party with them.
3. Fig. to begin a new line of activity. After failing at real estate, he moved into house painting. It looked like he could make some money, so he moved into the stock market with his assets.
See also: move

move in

1. Begin to occupy a residence or working place, as in We are scheduled to move in next month, or Helen is moving in with her sister. [Late 1800s]
2. move in on. Intrude on; also, try to take over or get control of. For example, Their sales force is moving in on our territory, or The police moved in on the gang. [Mid-1900s]
See also: move

move in

v.
1. To come nearer or encroach: The soldiers slowly moved in on the enemy's fort. I think it will rain—I see dark clouds moving in.
2. To begin to occupy a residence or place of business: We bought the house last week, but we won't move in until next month.
See also: move