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come forward

1. To move toward a point of congregation; to step forward. Anyone involved in the ceremony may come forward at this time.
2. To share information, often in court or otherwise regarding a wrongdoing. Will the first witness please come forward? The police are asking anyone with more information on the crime to come forward.
3. To present oneself to offer help. Luckily, an audience member came forward to help me with the microphone.
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come forward (with something)

to bring something, such as information, to someone's attention. Colleen came forward with a new idea. I hope you each can come forward with something useful.
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come forward

 
1. Lit. to move oneself forward. come forward and stand before the whole class.
2. Fig. to present oneself to offer evidence in court voluntarily. Why did you not come forward earlier in the trial? I was afraid to come forward during the trial.
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come forward

Present oneself, offer one's services, as in The boss asked for more help, but no one was inclined to come forward. [Early 1800s]
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come forward

v.
1. To step out and present oneself: The teacher asked the three boys to come forward and receive their award.
2. To offer information or assistance: After the fire, several families came forward with some money for the victims.
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If no one comes forward before an unclaimed deadline, the prize money and all the interest it has generated will go to The National Lottery Good Causes.
Bishop LeGatt has instructed his diocese that it should be interpreted in such a way that anyone "who comes forward for Communion during a Eucharistic celebration is understood to be in genuine spiritual need and to be requesting the Eucharist on his or her own initiative." This is a gross misinterpretation of "grave need."
The car, which had a smashed window and other damage, was eventually towed away and now will be heading for the crusher unless the owner comes forward.
"Now, if a taxpayer comes forward after receiving a notice from an IRS service center," said Wilson Fadely of the IRS office of public affairs in Washington, D.C., "it is still a disclosure, but not a true voluntary disclosure that would exempt the taxpayer from prosecution, and all bets are off."
PORTSMOUTH will go into administration on Friday unless a buyer comes forward before then, the club's owner have announced.
There is a cash reward for anyone who comes forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket on the Valentine's Day deadline then the prize money, plus the interest it has generated, will go to good causes.
He said: "The board remains united and clear in its strategy for going forward and I have no plans to resign unless a suitable successor comes forward."
Asked what he knew about Negus he replied: ``Professional fighter, he's been around a little while, comes forward and knows how to look after himself.
"If no-one comes forward then we will carry on running the club."
If no-one comes forward before the deadline the money, plus the interest it has generated, will go to the Good Causes.
If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, the prize money, plus the interest it has generated, will go to the Lottery's Good Causes cashpot.
A DOG owner has posted a sign on the road where his dog was killed demanding the "coward" driver who ran him over comes forward.
Det Supt Geoff Cooper said: "If this man comes forward it would help the family greatly in coming to terms with his death."
The seriously-ill toddler was diagnosed with a rare bone disorder just two months ago and her life now hangs by a thread unless a donor comes forward to help.