move down

move down

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 is used before or after "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 is used before or after "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.
See also: down, move

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.
See also: down, move

move down

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?
See also: down, move
References in classic literature ?
As soon as the spring opens they move down the right bank of Snake River and encamp at the heads of the Boisee and Payette.
He had left the lists immediately when the conflict ceased, and had been observed by some spectators to move down one of the forest glades with the same slow pace and listless and indifferent manner which had procured him the epithet of the Black Sluggard.
To move down so cunningly that never a leaf stirred; to wade knee-deep in the roaring shallows that drown all noise from behind; to drink, looking backward over one shoulder, every muscle ready for the first desperate bound of keen terror; to roll on the sandy margin, and return, wet-muzzled and well plumped out, to the admiring herd, was a thing that all tall-antlered young bucks took a delight in, precisely because they knew that at any moment Bagheera or Shere Khan might leap upon them and bear them down.
MICHAEL CONLAN has rubbished reports that he is set to move down in weight for his next fight.
Dillashaw claims the promotion is paying him to move down and "kill" the flyweight division.
This sharp move down has broken the uptrend in place since the middle of 2017.
Dr Donaldson added: "Continuing hard work by staff and support from the public has put us in a position now where we can move down from red status to amber status.
The slide is moving so fast at firing the barrel is just barely starting to move down to unlock before the firing pin spring can jerk the tip of the pin back completely.
Gennady Golovkin, the IBO, WBA, and WBC Middleweight Champion, talked to ESPN's Sports Nation and said he is willing to move down in weight to face Floyd Mayweather Jr.
If you have traveled on a plane and seated in the same row as the plane's wings, have you seen these flaps move down and back?
Oxton eventually drew first blood following a slick move down the right.
So, if you'd like to learn more about making the move Down Under, you'll need some advice about getting a visa and finding work.
But until we can have them, let's move down the bus.
TEESSIDE steelworkers facing redundancy are being invited to take advantage of a special and unique offer -and consider a move down under.
Support is currently as the 1.0561 level with a move down through that price signifying a resumption of the downtrend.