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bring forward

1. To physically move someone or something forward. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "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 or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "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 or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "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."
'We brought forward today's inspection as it has been dry and passed it,' said clerk of the course Jonnie Fenwicke-Clennell.
Among the symbolic gifts brought forward in procession before the Mass began were Fruits of the Earth and Fruits of the Sea--appropriate for a diocese whose crest features a ship under sail.
The rubber is fed in strips and is continuously brought forward to the gear pump type extruder.
Many new ideas were brought forward to help meet the specific needs of the nonprofit camp community with resources, support, and education.
The court stated that the reason for giving a nonpetitioning spouse the chance to be heard in these cases is to insure that innocent spouse relief is granted on the merits after all relevant evidence is brought forward. In any proceeding where a taxpayer brings forward a claim for relief from joint liability under section 6015, and the spouse or former spouse is not a party to the case, the IRS must serve notice on that taxpayer's spouse or former spouse.
B wanted takes regular practice, sometimes moving only the head or neck four or eight times at a moderately slow tempo: On one, straighten the head and neck and look toward the corner; on two, slant the head as the cheek is brought forward by curving the neck.
NEW legislation to help protect victims of stalking is to be brought forward at Holyrood this week.
Regulations will not be brought forward until the consultation process has concluded.
But this is the second time the company has brought forward cuts it initally planned to make next year.
AHUGE programme to prevent river and coastal flooding is to be brought forward after a pledge of Government funds.
Chancellor George Osbourne has given the green light for [pounds sterling]4m of the funding to be brought forward to better protect more than 480 homes.
COVENTRY'S opening Elite League fixture of the speedway season has been brought forward to Friday, March 28.
The worKs, which were due to be done by KirKlees Council anyway, have been brought forward to be complete ahead of next July's race.
AN initiative to create 1,000 process sector and supply chain jobs has been brought forward due to strong demand.