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move someone or something up

to cause someone or something to go higher or more forward. She is too far down. Move her up one step. Would you move the sofa up a little? It is too far back.
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move someone up

to advance or promote someone. We are ready to move you up. You have been doing quite well. It will be years before they move up the new people.
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move up (to something)

to advance to something; to purchase a better quality of something. We are moving up to a larger car. There are too many of us now for a small house. We are moving up.
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move up

Also, move up in the world. Advance, rise to a higher level, succeed, as in Gene hoped he would move up in the new division, or That new house and car show they are moving up in the world. Also see come up, def. 4.
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move up

v.
1. To cause something to change or move to a higher or more advanced position: Please move these boxes up to the top shelf. The attic lacked furniture, so we moved up some old chairs.
2. To change or move to a higher or more advanced position or value: She couldn't see the football game well from the field, so she moved up to the stands. He waited in line for a long time before he moved up at all. Stock prices have moved up recently.
3. To attain higher status, income, or social standing: I started my job here as a clerk, but I moved up quickly and now I own the company.
4. To change the date or time of some scheduled event to an earlier date or time: Several of our friends were leaving town in July, so we moved up our party to early June. To avoid staying too late tonight, we should move the meeting up a few hours.
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