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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
References in classic literature ?
Whether women are to remain what they have been since the dawn of history; or whether, since men have moved forward so far, they too may move forward a little now.
Mad with exultation I shouted--I MUST have shouted, "He sees, he sees: he will understand!" Then, controlling myself, I moved forward, smiling and consciously beautiful, to offer myself to his arms, to comfort him with endearments, and, with my son's hand in mine, to speak words that should restore the broken bonds between the living and the dead.
Cautiously he moved forward until his out-stretched hand touched a wall, then very slowly he traveled around the four walls of the chamber.
Cautiously he moved forward on hands and knees, until at about fifteen feet, or the average thickness of the foundation walls, the floor ended abruptly in a sudden drop.
The liquor went briskly round; all absent friends were toasted, and the party moved forward to the rendezvous in high spirits.
They moved forward a little faster to see what the dog was barking at, and found perched upon a point of rock by the roadside a curious creature.
The short, round-shouldered Captain Tushin, stumbling over the tail of the gun carriage, moved forward and, not noticing the general, looked out shading his eyes with his small hand.
She was so busy in admiring those soft blue eyes, in talking and listening, and forming all these schemes in the inbetweens, that the evening flew away at a very unusual rate; and the suppertable, which always closed such parties, and for which she had been used to sit and watch the due time, was all set out and ready, and moved forwards to the fire, before she was aware.
Legislation clarifying that eligible surplus lines insurers can provide windstorm and hail insurance, despite available coverage from the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), has moved forward in the Texas legislature, the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) reported.
Summary: Qingdao [China], June 8 (ANI): India's Ambassador to China, Gautam Bambawale, on Friday said the countries have left the last year's Doklam flare-up behind and have moved forward to better bilateral ties.
Adjusted distances: Race 1: actual distance 2m3f 213yds (bend movement adds 57 yards, start has been moved forward 42 yards).
However; PTI's Uzma Kardar, Shireen Mazari moved forward while removing the barricades and heavy argument with police.
"But I will very quickly add, it is also important that other issues and problems that have not moved forward should also move alongside.
1 : the action of moving forward in position or progress : the state of being moved forward in position or progress <the advancement of science>
Gold said: "We have been fortunate with our managers and with each different one, we feel that Birmingham have moved forward.