Green’s Dictionary of Slang

move n.

1. [early 19C] (UK Und.) of a prostitute, a session with a customer.

2. [early 19C+] a trick, a scheme, a stratagem.

3. [1960s] schemes used for seduction; esp. in put a move on

4. [1960s+] (orig. US) a sexual advance.

5. [1960s+] (orig. US) in pl., knowledge, ability, ‘smarts’; esp. in phrs. have all the moves, got all the moves.

6. [1980s+] (US) the right thing, the proper way, ‘what’s happening’.

7. [1990s+] (drugs) a shipment of smuggled drugs.

In phrases

bust a move (v.) [1980s+] (orig. US black)

1. to make a physical move.

2. to make a serious effort, to take action.

3. to snub.

lose (move) (n.)

[1980s+] (US campus) a foolish person or action.

make a move (on) (v.)

1. [1980s+] to make sexual advances (towards).

2. to approach.

put a move on (v.) (also put the moves on)

1. [1960s+] (orig. US) usu. of a man, to make advances towards the opposite sex.

2. [1980s] (US black) to harass.

3. [2000s] to contact.