1. to get started, to go well.
|My Main Mother 103: On to the nitty gritty [...] We’re shifting some well-oiled gears now, we’re ready to motor, jim. Ready to hear about Jeff?|
|Powder 26: From now on they could get things motoring, starting first thing Monday.|
2. (orig. US campus) to move quickly, to leave.
|Heathers [film script] Great paté, but I gotta motor if I want to be ready for that party tonight.|
|Curvy Lovebox 67: Less mo’or.|
|Thrill City [ebook] [I] motored back to Victoria before she could up and leave.|