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bring something ↔ forward

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbring something ↔ forward phrasal verb1 SOONto change an arrangement so that something happens sooner to The meeting’s been brought forward to Thursday.2 bring forward legislation/plans/policies etcPLAN to officially introduce plans etc for people to discuss The government has brought forward new proposals to tackle the problem of increasing crime.3 COUNT/CALCULATEto record the result of a calculation so that it can be used in a further calculation The balance brought forward is £21,765. bring→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bring forwardBut time had brought it all forward.The anticipation of future employment by women may bring births forward.Well, maybe it would be a reason for bringing his marriage forward.But they brought their arrangements forward after deciding to make the journey by ferry and coach.Yesterday's announcement brings that plan forward by nine months.Lord James promised to monitor the situation and to bring legislation forward if it were proved it was needed.The Museum agreed to bring this exhibition forward to coincide with the National Gallery's.They unsheathed together and brought their swords forward two-handed into guard.bring toThe Museum agreed to bring this exhibition forward to coincide with the National Gallery's.bring forward legislation/plans/policies etcIt will bring forward legislation in the coming parliamentary session to introduce student loans, partially replacing grants, from autumn 1990.Following assessment of the responses to our discussion paper, we will bring forward legislation to achieve this.Home Secretary Kenneth Clarke wants to bring forward plans to change the law in the new year.
From Longman Business Dictionarybring something → forward phrasal verb [transitive]1if you bring forward a meeting or other event that is going to take place in the future, you arrange for it to take place at an earlier timeThe next departmental meeting has been brought forward to the 10th.2ACCOUNTINGto move the total from a set of numbers that you are calculating onto the next page, so that you can add or take away other numbers from itThe balance brought forward from the previous bank statement is £356.78. bring→ See Verb table
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Verb table
bring
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybring
he, she, itbrings
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybrought
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave brought
he, she, ithas brought
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad brought
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have brought
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bringing
he, she, itis bringing
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you, we, theyare bringing
Past
I, he, she, itwas bringing
you, we, theywere bringing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bringing
he, she, ithas been bringing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bringing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bringing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bringing
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