push forward

push forward
phrasal verb
Word forms "push forward":
present tense I/you/we/they push forward he/she/it pushes forward present participle pushing forward past tense pushed forward past participle pushed forward
1) [intransitive]
same as push ahead push forward with:

They were urged to push forward with their reforms.

2) [intransitive] to move further towards a place in a determined way, or in spite of opposition or difficulties

John pushed forward into the dark entrance of the cave.

3) [transitive] to try to make people recognize someone's qualities or abilities
push yourself forward:

Nicola was never one to miss out on a chance to push herself forward.

English dictionary. 2014.

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