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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 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.
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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?
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Bunch said the problem will not go away until the nation gets serious about "trying to make sure that we get the kind of leadership that will help move us down the road."
"If we actually got entitlement reform that saved money over the course of a decade, there's no reason some of that savings couldn't flow toward infrastructure, or back toward the military, and still move us down the road on long-term deficit reduction," said Cole, an Oklahoma Republican and close ally of House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner.
President Obama announced the Energy Department s conditional commitments for the project in 2010, saying To meet our growing energy needs and prevent the worst consequences of climate change, we need to increase our supply of nuclear power and today s announcement helps to move us down that path.
Turner and colleagues "have begun to move us down the path toward data-driven, personalized follow-up guidelines."
"To meet our growing energy needs and prevent the worst consequences of climate change, we need to increase our supply of nuclear power and today's announcement helps to move us down that path," said President Obama today at a news conference held at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 26 in Lanham, Md.
Our decisions either move us up, providing more students with a great education, or they move us down to poorly performing schools and lower graduation rates.
Heat can keep us warm, of course, but if we are clever, heat can also be harnessed to cool us, to transfer information through Internet pipelines, or to move us down the road.
``We believe our council tax increase in Wirral will be one of the lowest on Merseyside and will continue to move us down the league table nationally.
"Big steps like this help move us down the road to a more energy-secure America."
And as one response kind of summed up the thoughts of many: "I think it has helped move us down the road, but we have a long way to go."