1. phrasal verb When you move on somewhere, you leave the place where you have been staying or waiting and go there. [V P prep/adv] ⇒ Mr Brooke moved on from Paris to Belgrade. [V P] ⇒ What's wrong with his wanting to sell his land and move on? 2. phrasal verb If someone such as a policeman moves you on, they order you to stop standing in a particular place and to go somewhere else. [V n P] ⇒ Eventually the police were called to move them on. [Also V P n] 3. phrasal verb → move If you move on, you finish or stop one activity and start doing something different. [V P + to] ⇒ She ran this shop for ten years before deciding to move on to fresh challenges. [V P to n] ⇒ His mother, Julia, soon moved on to a new relationship. [V P] ⇒ Now, can we move on and discuss the vital business of the day.
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