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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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I hope what I can do is bring forward proposals that are so clearly based on principles and so clearly rooted in the evidence of what people need to do in the countryside that people will say `that's logical, this measure' and we will go along with it.
In future sitting weeks, I will bring forward a comprehensive Red Tape Reduction package that will remove unnecessary costs and requirements on business and make government more efficient.
The Government has merely asked us if we can bring forward any of the projects from future years to this year, and in doing so receive some of the future money sooner.
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.
Your health minister is the one to blame because he agreed to bring forward the ban on tobacco advertising,' Ecclestone told an Austrian newspaper.
Spokesman Phil Bateman said: "We wrote to Birmingham City Council urging them to bring forward proposals for a long-awaited coach and lorry park, close to the city core.
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.
THE Welsh Assembly was last night urged to bring forward construction of a crucial by-pass in North Wales.
The Government will bring forward its proposals on hunting 'within weeks' Rural Affairs Minister Alun Michael said yesterday.
Alloa manager Terry Christie said: "We have agreed with Berwick to bring forward the game to Saturday, October 5.
ThoughtWorks, known for it distributed global delivery approach and dominant regional presence, leverages the most talented software and technology professionals, wherever they might be located, to bring forward exceptional solutions for its clients at home and abroad.
Invariably some infrastructure projects face unavoidable delays which is why the Tasmanian Government has moved to bring forward some shovel-ready projects from next financial so that the infrastructure spend is maintained this financial year.
The land holdings and the buildings provide an asset base which can be used to help bring forward funding for physical regeneration infrastructure projects which will help fuel our construction sector.
Just over 400 new homes a year are becoming available against a target of 700 between 2004 and 2011 and officials say there is an urgent need to bring forward new sites for housing projects.
The Liberal Democrat MP, who is vice president of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee is calling on the European Commission to honour its commitment to bring forward a comprehensive directive to outlaw discrimination in access to goods and services.