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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 is used before or after "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 is used before or after "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
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"Our recently announced commitment for up to $50 million Senior Secured financing from Torian Capital, once closed, will move us forward on that front.
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Offshore wind will move us forward when it comes to clean energy and green jobs.
"The management have made changes because they feel they're the best things to move us forward as a team.
"It's a big job," Damphousse said, "so I am glad that we have someone with Alan's experience to move us forward."
'The issue of rigging in elections cannot move us forward in this council.
I and the entire High leadership team are excited for Karen and look forward to working with her to move us forward even more."
It showcases all the things we are doing in America: developing technology and concepts that are going to move us forward in the future," he explained.
We are excited to welcome Jim to Cigna and are confident the results he and the team are working to deliver will move us forward as the undisputed partner of choice in South Texas."
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"There's a lot of infrastructural work going on behind the scenes and the committee is working hard to move us forward."
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This helps move us forward toward achieving our vision.
"Since coming to Fayetteville in 2008, Jeff has led our department with character and integrity and helped move us forward in so many ways.
We need change to jolt us out of complacency and move us forward.