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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.
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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?
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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.
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Generating new-and-necessary elements moved us to Region 2.
THE pictures of his maimed and bloodied body moved us to tears.
We had already seen Pope John Paul II at World Youth Day in Toronto in 2002 and his presence moved us to tears.
We were beaten and kicked and had our hair pulled (especially Kamala) until the guards eventually showed up and moved us to our own cell for the duration of our stay.
When I was 10 years old my parents packed up our Castro District Victorian in San Francisco and moved us to the city my mother had been forced to leave against her will when she was 14.
It had moved us to contemplate our lives as Christians and encouraged us to embrace whatever cross is ours.