Bestir oneself even slightly. This idiom is usually put negatively, either with implied criticism, as in She won’t move a muscle to help get dinner, or not, as in When I saw the deer, I stayed quite still, not daring to move a muscle. It was first recorded in 1889.
[moov] /muv/ verb (used without object), moved, moving. 1. to pass from one place or position to another. 2. to go from one place of residence to another: They moved from Tennessee to Texas. 3. to advance or progress: The red racing car moved into the lead. 4. to have a regular , as an […]
[moov-in] /ˈmuvˌɪn/ noun, Informal. 1. an act or instance of occupying a living or working place: The offices will be ready for move-in soon.
- Move into high gear
Related Terms shift into high gear Related Terms graveyard shift, lobster shift, swing shift
[moov-lis] /ˈmuv lɪs/ adjective 1. lacking movement: the still night with its moveless branches.