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bring forward

1. To physically move someone or something forward. A noun can be used between "bring" and "forward" or after "forward." Bring forward those bracelets in the display case so people can actually see them. I don't have enough room back here—can you bring your seat forward a little?
2. To present something or someone. A noun can be used between "bring" and "forward" or after "forward." We have to bring forward these findings to the board of trustees, regardless of the scandal it might ultimately reveal. Counselor, bring your first witness forward.
3. To reschedule something to an earlier date or time. A noun can be used between "bring" and "forward" or after "forward." We need to bring this meeting forward at least two hours to accommodate the CEO's schedule.
4. In accounting, to transfer a sum to the next page or column. Did you bring forward the total from the last page? If not, that might be the source of the error.
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bring someone or something forward

to introduce someone or something; to move someone or something into a more visible position. Please bring him forward so that we can examine him. Please bring your chair forward so I can see you.
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bring forward

v.
1. To present or produce something or someone: The lawyer needs to bring forward some real evidence to the court. If you have the information, please bring it forward.
2. To move an event or engagement to an earlier date or time: My boss brought forward the conference by three days so I could attend it before I left for vacation. That meeting is scheduled too late; we'll have to bring it forward.
3. In accounting, to carry a sum from one page or column to another: I copied the number incorrectly when I brought it forward to the last page. Bring forward your total on this column to line 4 of the next column.
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Mr Michael told BBC TV's Breakfast with Frost, ``I hope to bring forward the proposals in weeks rather than months.
"I am keen to have this case progressed urgently as it's a real opportunity to bring forward this much-needed development by about four years and at a considerably lower cost.
I'm shocked that the Lib Dems on Newcastle Council have not taken up the Government's offer to bring forward spending on school building projects co-ordinated by the Council.
"When announcing our new legislative programme last week I promised that we would bring forward legislation that would promote the bread and butter interests of ordinary people.
The Cardiff North MP said in that event she would call on the Welsh Secretary to bring forward legislation so that Wales would not have to wait for any smoking ban to be introduced in England.
Austria will host its final Formula One race on May 18 this year because of plans to bring forward a tobacco advertising ban to 2005, according to a report.
Last year we trialled this innovative program by partnering with councils in the North and North-West to bring forward much needed infrastructure projects and stimulate regional economies and create jobs.
THE head of a body for Scottish manufacturers has said the SNP must bring forward their plans for an independent Scotland or risk damaging the economy.
Stuart Monk, who founded the company in 1971, says he is poised to bring forward projects which have been on hold since the property crash in 2007-08.
"This funding is part of a wider government initiative to bring forward pounds 3 billion of funding for important public sector projects and will bring real benefits to students and the public alike.
THE Chancellor, in both his Pre-Budget Report and fiscal stimulus speeches, explained that to help pensioners he would bring forward the annual rise in pension benefits from April/May to January.
In a letter to Conservative Yorkshire spokesman Robert Goodwill, she said: "As part of the fiscal stimulus we announced we would bring forward pounds 3bn of investment in housing, schools, and GP surgeries.
Birmingham City Council's cabinet has backed efforts by BIA to bring forward the extension.
Waterlogging had threatened to wipe out the fixture yesterday, but a spell of dry weather allowed officials to bring forward a 3pm inspection.
THE Welsh Assembly was last night urged to bring forward construction of a crucial by-pass in North Wales.