1. [mid-18C+] to leave [SE from 15C–mid-18C].
2. [20C+] (Irish, also move in on) to pick up a member of the opposite sex [SE move, to stir, to excite].
3. [1950s+] (orig. US) to dance or play music energetically or with a strong rhythm.
4. [1950s+] (orig. US) to move fast, to be exciting or dynamic.
5. [mid-19C; 1970s+] (US drugs) to sell off or to dispose of merchandise, incl. contraband, drugs and stolen property [ext. of SE move, of merchandise, to sell or dispose of].
see sense 2 above.
[late 19C] to leave one’s rented premises without paying the rent, to do a moonlight flit n.
[mid–late 18C] to die.
1. (US black/campus) to hit, to assault, usu. with a weapon.
2. (US black) to assault in a group.
3. to approach sexually.
[1970s+] (orig. US) to hurry up, to get a move on; often as imper.
[20C+] to get out of the way, usu. as imper., move!
[1920s] (N.Z.) to expand, to bloom.
[1990s+] (US black) to leave.
[1930s–50s] (US Und.) to smuggle illegal Chinese immigrants.
1. [mid-19C] to bow to.
2. [2000s+] (UK black teen) to take notice of; to reprimand.
[1950s+] to associate with, to spend time with.
[2010s] (UK black) leave me alone! go away!