put in/into motion

Definition of put in/into motion

  1. :  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

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

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

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

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

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

    :  an active or functioning state or condition

    :  an impulse or inclination of the mind or will

  1. :  to signal by a movement or gesture

    :  to direct by a motion


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