press forward

press forward

1. To propel someone or something forward by pressing or leaning on them or it. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "press" and "forward." We need to press this part forward so it lines up with the rest of the machine. Someone pressed me forward when the captain asked for volunteers.
2. To continue moving forward, especially in spite of a physical impediment of some kind. We kept pressing forward through the thick jungle foliage. I know everyone is tired, but we should press forward and get to camp before it gets too dark.
3. To continue making progress (in something), especially in spite of some kind of difficulty, setback, problem, etc. The loss of our chief researcher is tough, but we're going to press forward with our project nonetheless. I just hope the two governments keep pressing forward with discussions for a peace agreement.
See also: forward, press

press forward

to move forward; to struggle forward; to continue. Do not be discouraged. Let us press forward. We must press forward and complete this work on time.
See also: forward, press
References in classic literature ?
Hunt, and rendered him eager to press forward and leave a hostile tract behind him, so that it would be as perilous to return as to keep on, and no one would dare to desert.
The desire of getting out of the reach of the Galles made us press forward with great expedition, and, indeed, fear having entirely engrossed our minds, we were perhaps less sensible of all our labours and difficulties; so violent an apprehension of one danger made us look on many others with unconcern; our pains at last found some intermission at the foot of the mountains of Duan, the frontier of Abyssinia, which separates it from the country of the Moors, through which we had travelled.
Eagerly I press forward As the reality grows upon me.
President Barbicane, however, less sensitive to these wonders, was in haste to press forward; the very luxuriance of the country was displeasing to him.
See that you none of you turn in flight towards the ships, daunted by the shouting of the foe, but press forward and keep one another in heart, if it may so be that Olympian Jove the lord of lightning will vouchsafe us to repel our foes, and drive them back towards the city."
Moreover we hold a large estate by the banks of the river Xanthus, fair with orchard lawns and wheat-growing land; it becomes us, therefore, to take our stand at the head of all the Lycians and bear the brunt of the fight, that one may say to another, 'Our princes in Lycia eat the fat of the land and drink best of wine, but they are fine fellows; they fight well and are ever at the front in battle.' My good friend, if, when we were once out of this fight, we could escape old age and death thenceforward and forever, I should neither press forward myself nor bid you do so, but death in ten thousand shapes hangs ever over our heads, and no man can elude him; therefore let us go forward and either win glory for ourselves, or yield it to another."
When we got to Sunium, which is the point of Athens, Apollo with his painless shafts killed Phrontis the steersman of Menelaus' ship (and never man knew better how to handle a vessel in rough weather) so that he died then and there with the helm in his hand, and Menelaus, though very anxious to press forward, had to wait in order to bury his comrade and give him his due funeral rites.
Richard heard him quite coolly, and putting a hand in either pocket of his surcoat, so as to press forward the skirts, began to whistle a tune; but the desire to reply overcame his philosophy, and with great heat he exclaimed:
As more sexual harassment victims come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, Press Forward wants to develop solutions for the media industry.
Wymeswold continued to press forward in the closing stages but were unable to prise open a resolute defence, leaving Asfordby as 3 - 1 winners.
The Welsh NHS Federation, which represents the country's seven health boards, Public Health Wales, doctors' group BMA Cymru and the Royal College of Psychiatrists Wales all want the Welsh Government to press forward with its Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) Wales Bill.
In the email, which was obtained by International Business Times, Bertolini assures employees that "we will continue to press forward" with the merger and that "our integration planning continues." The full email from Bertolini to Aetna employees can be read here:
According to a report published by DEBKA file today, the meeting of the Israeli officers and the Takfiri militants came as the Syrian army, even in stormy winter conditions, continued to press forward the Golan and Israeli lines.
economy, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday, suggesting the central bank was poised to press forward in ratcheting back its stimulus.
Barca coach Gerardo Martino wants his club to press forward with a bid for Luiz, a long-term target of the Catalans.