call forward

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call (one) forward

To instruct or signal one to step forward or come to the front of a group. Counselor, you may call your first witness forward. I knew that Becky had the poem memorized, so I called her forward to recite it.
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call someone forward

to call to someone to the front, and to the attention of everyone present. The teacher called the student forward to recite. Don't call me forward. I am not prepared.
See also: call, forward
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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