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move forward

1. To advance in position or progress. The player moved forward and kicked the ball toward the net. We've had some setbacks, but it's important that we keep moving forward with our original schedule in mind.
2. To cause or compel someone or something to advance in position or progress. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "move" and "forward." The officers moved us forward down the hallway toward the courtroom. We need a little bit of extra cash flow to keep moving the business forward.
3. To cause something to happen or occur at an earlier point in time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "move" and "forward." I think we should move the release date forward by a month to avoid competition with the other major blockbusters coming out. We were wondering if we could move your appointment forward to some point earlier in the day.
See also: forward, move

move someone or something forward

to cause someone or something to advance. Move her forward. She is too far back. Please move the chair forward.
See also: forward, move
References in classic literature ?
To move them forwards, in advance of the true time, is impossible: but I can move them as much as a month backwards that is the limit.
The arms are spring loaded and don't require the cables' force to move them forward. It won't chatter or stick in inclement weather, and you never have to worry about injuring your hand on unintended letdowns.
The team integrates the abilities of the Air Force involving reception of cargo and passengers at an APOD with the strength of the Army to process the people and equipment and move them forward to where they are needed.
The challenge is to synchronize the required academic and industrial paradigm shifts and to move them forward much faster than usual.