move forward(redirected from move one forward)
1. To advance in position or progress. The player moved forward and kicked the ball toward the net. We've had some setbacks, but it's important that we keep moving forward with our original schedule in mind.
2. To cause or compel someone or something to advance in position or progress. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used before or after "forward." The officers moved us forward down the hallway toward the courtroom. We need a little bit of extra cash flow to keep moving the business forward.
3. To cause something to happen or occur at an earlier point in time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used before or after "forward." I think we should move the release date forward by a month to avoid competition with the other major blockbusters coming out. We were wondering if we could move your appointment forward to some point earlier in the day.
move someone or something forward
to cause someone or something to advance. Move her forward. She is too far back. Please move the chair forward.