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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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As part of this, the Treasury said it was bringing forward investment in the Metro.
This has been made possible by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, which assists universities bringing forward capital projects which have been specially selected to have a positive effect on the local and national economy, in particular the construction industry.
Dot Gibson, NPC vice president, who is still waiting for her pounds 60, said: "In his Pre-Budget Report, the Chancellor implied that this payment was in effect a bringing forward of the increase in the state pension due in April, but if it doesn't arrive until the end of March, the whole episode has been a charade.
American intends to take delivery, in early 2009, of three of the aircraft previously scheduled for delivery in 2016 and the carrier also plans to continue bringing forward deliveries of the other aircraft from the current delivery schedule of 2013-2016.
That work is taking longer than expected so Highways England has rescheduled the refurbishment programme, bringing forward some other works and cancelling February s planned second slip road closure.
The European Commission committed to bringing forward proposals for the directive in its work programme for 2008 but some member states, including Germany and Poland, have objected to the proposals and forced the president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, to an embarrassing backpedal on his commitment.
Immigration minister and Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne said that the Home Office would be bringing forward new proposals for "fair but tough" enforcement of the rules within the next fortnight.
The Liberal Government will also be bringing forward $750,000 in commitments to ensure they provide jobs and economic input this financial year.
CITY leaders are considering fuel cuts and bringing forward huge infrastructure schemes to avoid a multi-million-pound credit crunch slump.
The number of state bodies bringing forward publicly owned land for development in the next 12 months will rise by more than a fifth, according to a major new report.
However, as a result of discussions, Defra officials agreed to examine the practicalities of bringing forward such payments.