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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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We've left it in their hands as they will be the ones to decide if any SPL fixture is brought forward.
In this regard, representations have been received from various stakeholders that the companies against whom an application for corporate insolvency resolution process has been admitted by the Adjudicating Authority under section 7 or section 9 or section 10 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (the IBC), are facing hardship due to restriction in allowance of brought forward loss for computation of book profit under section 115JB of the Act.
AHUGE programme to prevent river and coastal flooding is to be brought forward after a pledge of Government funds.
COVENTRY'S opening Elite League fixture of the speedway season has been brought forward to Friday, March 28.
In Division I of the District League, Newsome v Scholes has been brought forward from April 20 to April 13, while the Hepworth v Newsome clash has moved forward from April 18 to April 11.
London, Mar 25 (ANI): It has not even been a week since Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed away, but book projects on her have already been brought forward.
The Big City Plan, our Vision for Transport, and our new City Centre Design Strategy, which will be unveiled shortly, will sit alongside the new strategy, to ensure that Birmingham's regeneration can be brought forward in a comprehensive and deliberate fashion.
A REORGANISATION plan has been brought forward to sort out the future of a crumbling primary school.
The signals are planned to be operational in spring 2011, allowing new housing sites to be brought forward as the housing market recovers.
The start date of easyJet's new services from Manchester to Corfu, Athens, Bastia and Dalman has been brought forward from August to 21 May 2009.
STRUGGLING plumbers, builders and electricians have been promised a pounds 55m boost after ministers brought forward funding for school revamp projects.
Treasury ministers brought forward pounds 19m in funding for small-scale school projects.
Under the quarterly set-up if an idea is brought forward they can eyeball the management committee much sooner.
The 55 acre sale is the fourth parcel of the Oakley Vale development to be brought forward in the last four years.
The Wolfenden Report became the basis of the Omnibus Bill which Trudeau brought forward when he was justice minister (1967-78) and handed on to John Turner to carry through when he himself became prime minister.