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To move one's things out of one's most recent residence or place of business. I just heard that Janet moved out. Oh Sarah, I'm so sorry! We've decided not to renew your lease, so we'll need your company to move out by the end of the month.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
move someone or something out
(of some place) to cause someone to depart or leave; to carry someone or something out of a place. Move those people out of here. They are crowding up the room. Please move all that stuff out.
move out(of some place)
1. to leave a place; to leave; to begin to depart. (Especially in reference to a large number of persons or things.) The crowd started to move out of the area about midnight. They had moved out by one o'clock.
2. to leave a place of residence permanently. We didn't like the neighborhood, so we moved out of it. We moved out because we were unhappy.
(from under someone or something) Go to out (from under someone or something).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To begin to leave: This cold weather is finally moving out. The troops will move out at dawn.
2. To stop occupying a residence or place of business and go elsewhere: She bought a new house up the street, and she's moving out of her apartment this weekend.
3. Slang To move extremely quickly: I couldn't catch that thief running down the street—he was really moving out!
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.