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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #119539: Vocabulary: moving and movements
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    Vocabulary: moving and movements



    Moving! Making moves or having them made by others... MOVE: here is an important word symbolising LIFE. There are many different kinds of movements. They express a transfer which can be made in all directions and in very different ways.  




                To move                                     To change places (schools/ houses/ ...)                               To carry


    To MOVE: changes meanings when adding adverbs (in phrasal verbs).  

     to move about  to move along 
     to move apart  to move aside 
     to move away  to move back 
     to move forward          to move in/ out               
     to move in on  to move off 
     to move on  to move on to 
     to move over  to move past
     to move up  to move towards  


    Objects must then be carried, transported, and put somewhere else. 

     to carry  to bring 
     to shift  to transport 
     to bring closer             to bring nearer                
     to take  to remove 
     to withdraw  to extract 



                     To lift                                                              To push// To pull                                                   To drag


     to lift something  to raise stg/ sby 
     to heave stg up/ along  to lower 
     to lift stg down a shelf                  to take stg down from a shelf                   
     to pull stg out  to drag/ to pull 



     To throw, I threw, thrown                           (Here, "hurl"= to throw up= to vomit)                                 To fling, flung, flung


     to throw stg to sby  to throw stg at sby  
     to hurl stg across the room                to throw stg out                               
     to fling stg out  to chuck stg out 



                  To fetch a ball                                          To scatter marbles                                                 To pick (up)


     to scatter  to pick stg up 
     to fetch                                       to transfer stg from/ to                  
     to let sb in           to let sb out  
     to escort  to change places *

    To change places: isn't followed by a preposition; "places" takes an "s" (as there are 2 places, the one before, and the place following the movement!)


    Drawing or taking something off= to withdraw (money) // to remove a stain/ some paint...



                           to withdraw money from an ATM                                                      to remove a stain


    These are some of the most common expressions of movements you'll need in everyday life. Now, you'll have to use them in the test.

    I'm sure you won't mix them up... Here is THE FORCE. 


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