1. To move to a lower position or location. Would you move down already? There's a line of people who need to get down this ladder. I hate the feeling of an elevator moving down—it always makes my stomach feel like it's rising up into my chest.
2. To cause or compel someone or something to move to a lower position or location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "move" and "down." You'll need to move the blast shield down to access the maintenance panel. The mirror looks too high on the wall to me—maybe we should move it down a few inches.
3. To move to a position farther along on a line, row, or plane. Could you move down a little so I can fit on the sofa as well? All the contents of the van moved down while we were driving.
4. To cause or compel someone or something to move to a lower position or location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "move" and "down." There's plenty of space on the shelf, just move my books down a little way. The waiter came by and moved us down a seat at the table to make room for Mary.
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move someone or something down
to cause someone or something to move farther down or along [something]. Move Tom down a few seats. We need more space here. Move down all these chairs. We need more space.
to move oneself farther down a line of things. Someone else needs to sit on this bench. Please move down. Could you move down a little so we can have some more room?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.