advance (something) to (one)

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advance (something) to (one)

To pay one ahead of schedule. Maria's boss advanced next week's paycheck to her so that she could pay her car repair bill.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

advance something to someone or something (against something)

to make an early payment of a sum of money promised or owed to a person or organization. We advanced the money to Tom against his next month's salary.
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advance to(ward) someone or something

to move forward in the direction of someone or something. The line of people slowly advanced to the door of the theater.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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