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I/you/we/theypush forward
he/she/itpushes forward
present participlepushing forward
past tensepushed forward
past participlepushed forward
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] same as push1
    push forward with: They were urged to push forward with their reforms.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to move farther toward a place in a determined way, or in spite of opposition or difficulties
    John pushed forward into the dark entrance of the cave.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to try to make people recognize someones qualities or abilities
    push yourself forward: Nicola was never one to miss out on a chance to push herself forward.
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