call (one) 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
References in classic literature ?
The two men-at-arms, with whom Albert Malvoisin had not failed to communicate upon the import of their testimony, were now called forward.
rifle bipod (also called forward grip bipod), NSN 1005-01-541-1772