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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
References in classic literature ?
It is easy to recite copy-book maxims against its sinfulness, but it is a passion that can "move us to good as well as to evil.
The singer can easily move us to tears or to laughter, but where is he who can excite in us a pure morning joy?
Pincus says, "As of today, I'm transitioning to non-executive chairman and converting my super voting shares into Class A common, which will eliminate our multi-class share structure and move us to one share, one vote.
..." Respect for all should move us to a passion for human rights, for adequate food, shelter and health care for all.
If the Spirit could move the earliest believers in Jesus to overcome their reluctance to welcome gentiles into the community, can't the same Spirit move us to see beyond our fears and prejudices to welcome all others in Christ?
It exists to help people move forward with their lives and to move us to a world free of MS.
But not only does abundance move us to demand and buy things that look and feel cool, it also frees us to pursue nonmaterial transcendence, meaning, and fulfillment.
Brian Sibley traces the 75 years or so of film scores, illustrating how composers move us to tears, fear or laughter, and the techniques used to transport us to physical and geographical places such as rainforests or mysterious deserts.
"Our Lady of the Teleprompter, we know that when you move us to say `faith-based' you mean `you're on your own now, sucker.'
By creating a unified platform through which devices and services cooperate with each other, Microsoft will unleash a new wave of developer opportunity and creativity that will move us to a level of power and simplicity."
It's clear, it's accessible, it satisfies one's need to hear stories that move us to tears.
She asks, "Have we grown so numb, so callous that such numbers no longer enrage us or move us to insist on change?" To which, sadly, I answer, "Yes."