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move on

1. To proceed from a particular place or area. Move on, guys—there's nothing to see here.
2. To force or cause someone or something to proceed from a particular place or area. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "move" and "on." Move those guys on—they're just getting in the way here.
3. To stop focusing on someone or something in order to progress with other tasks or one's life. We don't have a lot of time left, so let's move on to the last items on the agenda. I hear my ex-boyfriend is dating again. I guess he's really moved on.
4. To take action on something. I'll move on that issue when it becomes more urgent.
5. To advance on someone with romantic interest. Are you trying to move on my girlfriend? Why are you always flirting with her?
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move someone or something on

to cause someone or something to move onward or out of the way. Please move those people on. They are in the way. The officers worked hard to move the crowd on.
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move on (to something)

to change to a different subject or activity. Now, I will move on to a new question. That is enough discussion on that point. Let's move on.
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move on someone

to attempt to pick up someone; to attempt to seduce someone. Don't try to move on my date, old chum. Harry is trying to move on Tiffany. They deserve each another.
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move on something

to do something about something. I will move on this matter only when I get some time. I have been instructed to move on this and give it the highest priority.
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move on

to continue moving; to travel on; to move along and not stop or tarry. Move on! Don't stop here! Please move on!
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move on

Continue moving or progressing; also go away. For example, It's time we moved on to the next item on the agenda, or The police ordered the spectators to move on. [First half of 1800s]
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After joining Move On, I realised that I really enjoy volunteering and helping in the warehouse environment.
DHARMA MACGREGOR, 18 DHARMA was assigned a mentor through Move On.
He said: "I ended up in the care system and found out about Move On through my social worker.
I heard about Move On and decided to apply for a position as a trainee development worker and I got it.
DOUGIE WEMYSS, 48 HOMELESS Dougie was referred to Move On through the Glasgow Drugs Crisis Centre.
The confidence that Move On has given me helped me apply for a place on a music course.
Everything that Move On has taught me will continue to help me in the future.
YAN WU, 18 YAN moved to Edinburgh from China with his mum and was referred to the Move On mentoring service by a member of staff at the Multi-Cultural Family Base in the city's Leith.
My social carer introduced me to Move On and during that time I joined a lot of sporting activities and communications, which helped improve my self-esteem.
CHARLENE MCKELLAR, 28 They're like a family CHARLENE was living in hostel accommodation when she came across Move On.
I ended up volunteering at Move On, helping others with education and training.
TERESA BELL, 25 Thanks for support TERESA got crucial support from Move On after losing her job.
She said: "I was disheartened and it was Move On who picked me up again.