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1. To proceed away 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 can be 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?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
to continue moving; to travel on; to move along and not stop or tarry. Move on! Don't stop here! Please move on!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
move on someone
in. to attempt to pick up someone; to attempt to seduce someone. (Collegiate.) Don’t try to move on my date, old chum.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.