Definition of 'motion'
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Example sentences containing 'motion'
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His life is played out in slow motion. The Sun (2016)They are so far gone that the pain is moulded into one motion that you are continually pushing through. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It looks worse in slow motion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I do not think slow motion should be used in the disciplinary hearings either. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you have ideas about changing how you look or work then it's time to set them in motion. The Sun (2016)Move the brush in a circular motion around your teeth rather than scrubbing them, which can damage your gums. The Sun (2016)As he motions one of the big cats to climb a ladder, another leaps off his stand and pounces. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If it was, then check in slow motion for detail on where the contact was made and how bad it was. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Had they been, the incident would have been replayed time and again in slow motion and that must be stopped too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Using your fingertips, move around the hairline in small, circular motions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As we entered he made neither sound nor motion. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)The plot is set in motion without a force to set it in motion. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Activists voted overwhelmingly for a conference motion attacking the victory at all costs mentality in the sport. The Sun (2014)There are motion sensors and light switches. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are so big that it seems that they move in slow motion. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The selection process is now set in motion. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You should not just pull up the racket in one motion before striking. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When it happened it was slow motion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Work the product in using circular motions. The Sun (2014) One great motion and all is cleansed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then he mimicked the motion that changed the entire game. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She made neither motion nor sound. The Princess and the Curdie (1883)They both fly fast and straight, but with a trembling motion of their body. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She opens the door and motions for us to follow her down a long, poorly lit corridor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is essential to comb from the scalp to the end of the hair in one motion and clear the comb after each stroke. The Sun (2006)She motions with her head. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In case of "expeditions to put down revolt", he observed that these were "not put in motion merely to bring about a temporary cessation of hostility. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)
Trends of 'motion'
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Translations for 'motion'
British English: motion NOUN
Motion is the activity or process of continually changing position or moving from one place to another.
...the laws governing light, sound, and motion.
British English: motion VERB
If you motion to someone, you move your hand or head as a way of telling them to do something or telling them where to go.
She motioned for the locked front doors to be opened.
He motioned the man to get up.
Definition of motion from the Collins English Dictionary
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