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move to

1. To relocate to some different position, area, location, etc. We moved to the back of the room while the teacher performed the demonstration. The passengers moved to the railings on the deck as the boat pulled out from the pier.
2. To cause or compel someone or something to relocate to some different position, area, location, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "move" and "to." Move these boxes to the loading dock so our delivery man knows to pick them up later. The guards moved the prisoners to the yard outside.
3. To take up residence in some different area, town, city, state, country, etc. I'm moving to Seattle next month to start my master's degree. Sarah doesn't work here anymore—she moved to Japan a few months ago.
4. To cause or compel someone or something to take up residence in some different area, town, city, state, country, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "move" and "to." His bosses want to move him to New York so that he's closer to company headquarters. We're moving the business to a bigger office across town.
See also: move

move someone or something to something

to make someone or something shift toward something. Can you move your foot to the right a little? Would you move yourself to the right?
See also: move

move to some place

to move one's household to some place, perhaps permanently. When we retired, we moved to Arizona. I hope we can move to a larger house.
See also: move, place
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value of moving and storage services provided to a MAE spouse or dependent by the government in connection with a move to a permanent change of station is not includible in income.
First Boston's unusual move to 11 Madison Avenue was another example of a major corporate downsizing and restructuring where a major corporate Midtown user occupying approximately a million square feet in various locations, opted to consolidate all operations under one less expensive roof.
A move to a top-level position is very different, in Dr.