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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
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Billy Wells, who runs DJFC, said: "The support of the site companies has been fantastic and has really moved us forward."
Director Alan Woods said: "The standard has challenged us and moved us forward, rather than just being a rubber stamp.
The recent warm, sunny weather has moved us forward into spring.
"So he's going to leave a bit of a gap there, but what we have to remember is how he has moved us forward and been at the centre of a change in approach.
He says: "The manager has moved us forward, although I still think there's a few pieces missing from the final jigsaw before we can win the title once again."
'I reckon it has moved us forward 10 days or so just in my farming career and every day that the sheep can eat grass instead of us having to carry out cake is a bonus.
Gerard Houllier moved us forward with a philosophy of hard work, tight defence, accurate passing and not giving the ball away.
He moved us forward in the concept of having a development director on staff.
"As I reflected on the changes in the survey process over the years, I feel that (OBRA 87) has clearly moved us forward in the field of extended care.