If I lived in a hot climate I would try to avoid moving round much in siesta time.

I didn't catch the meaning of moving round. I looked for the phrasal verb, but didn't get any useful results. I first thought that moving round = repeatedly moving on around something.

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    Round seems to be a typo of "around".
    – user24743
    May 8, 2016 at 15:28

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In American English the expression is usually stated as move around, which in this context means to do any kind of physical activity like walking. It is the opposite of stay in one place or stay put.

It is possible to shorten around to 'round, with the apostrophe included in the spelling. I'm not familiar with move round.

Oxford Dictionary has a usage note about around and round. It is interesting reading, especially since there is different usage in UK English and US English.

  • In speaking it sounds like moving round though...
    – St.Antario
    May 10, 2016 at 12:54

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