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push forward

1. To move someone or something forward by exerting force against them or it. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "forward." Here, let me push your chair forward so you're closer to the table. My friends pushed me forward when the teacher asked for volunteers.
2. To progress, advance, or move forward, especially in spite of some difficulty, hardship, or obstacle. They decided to push forward with the production of their war film, despite protests from activist groups decrying its historical inaccuracies. I know you're all tired, but we have to push forward so that we can get back to base camp before sundown.
3. To reschedule some event to an earlier date or time. The new smartphone was supposed to release in Spring of 2024, but it was pushed forward to Winter of 2023. We're pushing the ceremony forward to next week due to a scheduling conflict with one of our speakers.
See also: forward, push

push someone or something forward

to shove or move someone or something to the front. Mary's mother pushed her forward where she would be seen. Let me push the piano bench forward for you.
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push forward

to move forward; to move onward toward a goal. We have lots to do. We must push forward! They are pushing forward, hoping to complete the project on time.
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push forward

v.
1. To advance something or someone ahead by exerting pressure: They are trying to push forward reforms despite resistance from the older members. The teacher asked for volunteers, and as a joke someone pushed me forward.
2. To advance despite difficulty or opposition: The explorers pushed forward through the thick underbrush. The committee pushed forward with their plan to demolish the building.
3. To change the scheduled time of some event to an earlier time: They pushed the meeting forward from 3:00 to 1:30.
See also: forward, push
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The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Counter-Terrorism signed by Afghanistan, China and Pakistan will strongly push forward the regional anti-terrorism cooperation, and the Afghan side will continue to firmly strike all forms of terrorism, the Afghan president said.
In a separate document drafted by the National Development and Reform Commission, the planner said China should gradually widen the floating band of interest rates and steadily push forward reforms to make the yuan convertible under the capital account, without naming a specific timeframe.
I am in the squad for a reason but now I have to push forward.
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince said the government of Abu Dhabi attaches importance to the project because of its impact on the strategic planning to push forward development in all fields, based on the accurate data provided by the census.
He further said the government wants to generate a broad climate in which all political parties can unite to push forward an agenda, which is in the broad national interest.
Louise Franklin, sales manager at Hayes Apartments, said: "It's unusual to push forward a development's build schedule, especially in the current market, but the demand we are experiencing has been overwhelming and we want to make sure that buyers can move into their homes as soon as possible.
Brighton will line up with a 4-5-1 formation, but with wide men Kazenga LuaLua and Elliott Bennett likely to push forward at every opportunity, it could just as easily be described as a 4-3-3.
Israel "will keep trying to find the right ways to push forward peace" with Syria, Barak said in a statement.
Egyptian media outlets focused this week on the visit by President Hosni Mubarak to Washington where he held talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama to push forward the stalled Mideast peace process.
In a letter to his Lebanese counterpart Fawzi Salloukh, Lavrov said Russia was working to "push forward the Middle East peace process according to international and legal foundations.
Furthermore, through marketing and sales activities, which respond immediately to market needs, it will push forward the expansion of its medical business in the healthcare market that is expected to grow rapidly.
3 : to move or push forward in a crowd or group <We piled into the car.>
Leeds tried to push forward in the closing stages of the first half, but Snodgrass's free-kick was cleared by Rovers midfielder Edrissa Sonko.
The game sprung into life as both sides looked to push forward and create chances after a sluggish first half.
China reiterated it would push forward with energy price reforms and use economic incentives to encourage energy saving in the worldCOs second-largest energy user.