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move up (1) British and Australian English

Meaning: If you move up, you make space for someone else to sit down by moving a little.

Synonym: move over

For example:

  • move up A couple got on the train, and I moved up a bit so they could sit down together.

  • move up If everyone moved up a little we could fit another person on the seat.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If everyone moves up a bit, Katie can
  1. get down
  2. go down
  3. sit down

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