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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: forward, push
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"The lady who called here yesterday thought that you were calling too, and that she could find you?" she continued, pushing him forward, for, though he had promised an explanation, he seemed unable to give one.
But at the back is where the boy clearly feels most condent at the moment and I'd rather keep him there than moment and I'd rather pushing him forward.
He admitted that one thing that keeps pushing him forward is music, and the passion, so he is thankful for that, the BBC news reported.
Mr Justice Openshaw said: "Quite without warning, he struck Mr Jobling from behind, pushing him forward in his seat."
IN addition to plain old professional pride, Mark Williams has motivational forces pushing him forward for today's opening of the pounds 597,200 Regal Welsh Open in Cardiff.