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step forward

1. To move toward a frontward position. The girl stepped forward to receive her award. A single person in the row stepped forward to
2. To identify or present oneself in order to provide information or volunteer to do something. I said that everyone would be punished if the perpetrator didn't confess, but no one stepped forward. We're hoping someone will step forward and volunteer to take over the project.
See also: forward, step

step forward

 
1. Lit. to move forward one step or several steps. The volunteer stepped forward. I stepped forward and someone moved up behind me immediately.
2. Fig. to volunteer to present important information. When I go into court, I will have to step forward and present evidence. It is my civic duty. If you have information to present, you should step forward and seek recognition to do so.
See also: forward, step
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"At the moment it's a step forward - but a big step forward."
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Abid Sattar, President and CEO Askari Bank said that innovative, technology-oriented products that offer convenience to customers is the key to success and this initiative is a step forward in the same direction.
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Blood expert Dr Pierre LaFolie, of the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, said: "If this really works all the way, then mankind will have taken a big step forward. ." Scientists at Bristol university and NHS Blood and Transplant have developed the pioneering technology to make blood from adult stem cells.
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'As the nationwide campaign against polio begins across Pakistan, I call on the nation to step forward, take responsibility and make Pakistan polio-free,' he tweeted.
PM said that nation should step forward in unison to make Pakistan polio-free.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the nation to step forward and take responsibility to make Pakistan polio free.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the nation to step forward and take the responsibility for polio-free Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the nation on Monday to step forward and take responsibility in making Pakistan polio-free.
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