put the moves on

Definition of put the moves on

US, informal

  1. :  to do or say things in an effort to start a sexual relationship with someone He accused me of trying to put the moves on his girlfriend.

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

moveplay moves
  1. :  to go or pass to another place or in a certain direction with a continuous motion

    :  to proceed toward a certain state or condition

    :  to become transferred during play

  1. :  the act of moving a piece (as in chess)

    :  the turn of a player to move

    :  a step taken especially to gain an objective :  maneuver


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