movement collocations

movement collocations


restrict movement

Long skirts tend to restrict movement, so I usually wear trousers to work. They give you greater freedom of movement.

co-ordinate movement

As the disease progresses, the patient loses the ability to co-ordinate his movements and needs help with the simplest of tasks.

detect movement

The alarm goes off the second these infra-red sensors detect the slightest movement.

retrace movement

Detectives are trying to retrace the young girl’s movements on the night she disappeared.

monitor movement

An important job of the security forces is to monitor the movements of suspected terrorists.

allow movement

The law will be changed to allow free movement of goods within Europe.

graceful movement

Audience were always spellbound by Nureyev’s graceful arm movements.

rapid movement

The rapid movement of troops into the area brought a quick end to the days of rioting.

restricted movement

During the Second World War, we couldn’t travel around the country. Our movement were very restricted.

slightest movement

Our burglar alarm is activated by the slightest movement in the house.

sudden movement

Don’t make any sudden movement or you’ll frighten the bird and it’ll fly away.

be involved with movement

My brother is heavily involved with the animal rights movement and its campaign to stop animals being used in experiments.

join movement

Outraged by the inequalities between men and women in society Mrs Pankhurst joined the movement for equal rights.

weaken movement

Over the last thirty years the trade union movement in the UK has been weakened by anti-union legislation.

sympathize with movement

Although I sympathize the nationalist movement, I don’t approve of the use of violence.

ban movement

When the peace movement began to gather strength, the military government saw it as a threat and took immediate steps to ban it.

campaign movement

The Green movement is campaigned for better recycling facilities in every town in the country.


The police caught the last-known movements of the terrorists on camera.

There’s not been much movement in crude oil prices for a number of years.

Since the death of Princess Diana, there seems to be a movement towards greater informality among members of the Royal Family.

There has been a mass movement against government. The people hope to force the president out of office.

Recently, there has been some movement away from progressive methods of teaching and a return to more traditional ways.

There have been several movements for reform of the voting system over the last century, but little real change has taken place.



  • Note this expression:

The police have had the house under surveillance, but there have been no signs of movement for days.

  • Other movement are:

The Arts and Crafts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Anti-War Movement, the Ecumenical Movement, the Pro-Life Movement, etc.

  • Other kinds of movement are:

The slow movement of his 5th Symphony troop movements.


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