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move around

1. To move in a continuous, aimless manner. I know you're still feeling woozy, but try moving around a little bit. Would you quit moving around in bed like that? I'm trying to sleep!
2. To cause or compel someone or something to move from one place or point to another. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "move" and "around." I rolled my ankle funny, Doc, and now it hurts to move it around. I wish you wouldn't move around the furniture like that—I have it decorated in a particular way! The teacher moves us around each month so that we sit next to different students throughout the year.
See also: around, move
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

move someone or something around

to move someone or something from place to place. I wish that the army would stop moving me around. I have moved ten times in eight years. Let's move the furniture around and see how this room looks.
See also: around, move

move around and move about

to move here and there a bit; to stir; to walk around a bit. Stay where you are. Don't move around at all! I wish you would stop moving about.
See also: and, around, move
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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