Phrasal Verb Move In – Learn How To Use It

July 3, 2018 - Priscila Pereira

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What’s up friends?!

I hope you are having an amazing day! If you are here, you are trying to learn a new phrasal verb and I truly hope I can do that! I have many phrasal verb posts here in my blog. After you read this post, make sure to check the previous posts! I’m sure you will learn some cool stuff here!


In this post, we are going to talk about the phrasal verb “to move in” (gif move it move it)

The verb “to move”indicates movement. You can move your arms, your legs, your body, you move! You can also use the verb “to move” to show that you moved from one place to another place. For example, I moved to the US (now I’m living in the US)


The phrasal verb “to move in” has some similar and different meanings, so let’s learn the most popular ones and some real audio and written examples

  1. To start to live in your new home – in this case, you can use this phrasal verb to say that you are now in your new home, you are living in a new house, yo
    u moved in.


Example 01: My sister just moved in. We are going to live together.

In this case, I am saying that my sister came to my place. We are going to live together.  She moved into my apartment


Example 02:  Our new neighbors moved in last week. They are very quiet people

In this case, I’m talking about my new neighbors who have recently come to my neighborhood.

Example 03: I’ve bought a new house. I’m moving in next  week

In this case, I’m saying that I got a new place (a house) then I continue by saying that I will go there, I will live there, I will move in next week.

Example 04: Is the house ready yet? We really need to move in

In this case, I am asking about the house, whether it is finished (ready), because I need to live in this house, I need to go and stay in this house (move in)

  1. To move closer to a place or person, very commonly used to describe an attack or arrest. In this case, use this phrasal verb to indicate a movement toward (in the direction) of a place or someone. It is very commonly used to describe attacks. Take a look at the examples below:


Example 01: The police moved in on the terrorists.

In this case, I am talking about the movement the police made in the direction of the terrorists.

Example 02:  “The troops moved in while the enemy was sleeping”

In this case, the troops (the soldiers), went closer to the enemy, attacked the enemy, while they were sleeping.


There you go, friends! These are the most common meanings for this phrasal verb.  What do you think? I would love to know your opinion about it! Make sure to leave me a comment down below and share this post with your friends!


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Priscila Pereira

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