put in/into motion

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of put in/into motion

:to begin (something, such as a plan or process)
  • They will be taking steps to put the divorce proceedings in/into motion.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

motion play
  1. : an act, process, or instance of changing place : movement

  2. : an active or functioning state or condition

  3. : an impulse or inclination of the mind or will

  1. : to signal by a movement or gesture

  2. : to direct by a motion


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