advance toward (something or some place)

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advance toward (something or some place)

To move forward or maneuver toward a location or goal The army advanced toward the enemy capital. I crossed the street to avoid the strange man advancing toward me.
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Several figures could be seen slipping over the side of the Thuria and advancing toward the Kalksus.
Irwine now rose also, and, advancing towards Dinah, held out his hand, and said, "Good-bye.
We also are advancing toward initiation of our first combination therapy trial in areas beyond melanoma, ILLUMINATE-206, which we expect will provide additional opportunities and milestones for data updates next year."
The Arab coalition and the joint Yemeni Resistance Forces are steadily advancing toward the strategic city which could mark the beginning of the end of the Al Houthi coup.
Pro-government forces are advancing toward the Red Sea port of Mocha as they try to secure the third-largest city of Taiz.
"Our UMK-121 pharmaceutical therapy is advancing toward its first clinical trial in end stage liver disease patients," said Michael Cohen, president of the company.
Thirty years since the first report of the disease we now know as AIDS, scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, continue advancing toward our goal of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection.
A slightly upward-tilting viewpoint has the effect of making this cast of thousands--signified by daubs of pink--appear to be advancing toward the viewer.
For Lopez, advancing toward her new job has meant an evolution.
IRBIL, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Government forces have continued advancing toward strongholds of Islamic militants in Talafar for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.
The choreography is deeply musical in its clear demands that the dancer's whole body be dramatic, particularly in one passage where a trio drop their Duncanesque veils to the ground, kneel, and pick them up with their teeth, finally advancing toward the footlights with arms held high and open like the Nike of Samothrace.
If history, as Modernists assumed, was advancing toward some goal; and if art, as many believed, was the leading edge of this advance (what Ezra Pound called the antenna of the future); and, finally, if the art magazines were where art's intuitions of the future were first deciphered and analyzed, then the art magazines could seem to exercise a "world-historical" consciousness.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The popular mobilization forces announced that its troops are advancing toward Fallujah more than five kilometers.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Operations Command of the popular defense forces announced that its troops are advancing towards the Malha area of Baiji and took control of several positions for ISIS (Daash) in this region." A statement of the media team of the PDF said, "The Imam Ali Brigades of the PDF are advancing toward Malha area of Baiji and controlled several sites of the enemy has weapons of 14.5 mm caliber." The statement added, "The enemy asks his fighters to climb into the car and withdraw to the eastern side of Baiji towards the river after receiving fierce blows.
Army officers said government troops have expanded their presence to areas only three kilometers to Khan Sheikhoun from the West, and said are advancing towards al-Salam Station at the gates of the strategic city.
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