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set forward

1. To move something to or place something at the front or foreground. A noun or pronoun can be used between "set" and "forward." I set the box forward, allowing Ms. Dawkins to stand up on it and get everyone's attention. I set forward the picture of our wedding day on the mantelpiece.
2. To suggest, offer, or propose something for consideration. A noun or pronoun can be used between "set" and "forward." The newly elected mayor has set forward a number of plans for dealing with the housing crisis in the city. The new administration has adopted a policy based on principles set forward by the previous president.
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set something forward

 
1. to move something to a more forward position. Please set the chair forward a little bit. It is in the walkway. If you set the vase forward, it will show up better against the dark background.
2. to reset a timepiece to a later time. You are supposed to set your clock forward at this time of year. Did you set your watch forward?
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set forward

Also, set ahead. Turn a clock to a later time, as in For daylight-saving time we set the clocks forward. [1600s]
See also: forward, set
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The cover to the 25-cent program, with a ball carrier spangled in red and Wells set ahead of Bartlett, is proof that the game was played in Southbridge - but not on a Thanksgiving morning, as the lineup card implies.
He has played less than four-and-a-half hours tennis without dropping a set ahead of today's final against James Blake.
In all, 44 games were played before Kingsmith A emerged as winners by six sets to four; a scoreline which just allowed the Kingsmith team to go one set ahead in the standings.
If management limits the concession to six months, for example, the resident will begin paying for the laundry set ahead of the renewal, which can temper the effect of a rent increase because the resident is not faced with both increases simultaneously.
They meet the objective with a lot of behind-the-scenes groundwork that executives and managers must set ahead of time and adhere to for all projects: the blueprint.
Packaging specifications usually are set ahead of time based on the sensitivity of the product that has to be protected and contractual requirements.
Your personalization has to match the type that you set ahead of time.
Resuming one set ahead, following Wednesday's rain interruptions, Ferrero allowed the American to level the match before streaking to a 6-3 5-7 7-5 6-3 victory.
Then on January 2 he started back-pedalling, saying that no date would be set ahead of the elections.
An investigator's focus in a trial is science, which requires filling the research protocol set ahead of time and not making individual adjustments for any one subject.
If you don't have a follow-up plan set ahead of time, you won't follow through.
Some PCs do crash when their clocks are set ahead, and not only because of Y2K.
Fuji in the morning light and a Japanese tea set ahead of their summit talks Thursday at the Kremlin.
Straightening vanes are to be set ahead of five nominal pipe diameters upstream of the meter inlet.
A crucial example is her opening poem, set ahead of Pasquier's first apostrophe to the flea, although both composed their poems at the same time, not knowing what the other was writing.