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Phrasal Verbs

move up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. get down

b. go down

c. sit down

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