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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome forward
he/she/itcomes forward
present participlecoming forward
past tensecame forward
past participlecome forward
  1. to offer help or information

    The National Blood Service is anxious for more donors to come forward.

    come forward with:

    Police said that several people had come forward with information about the attack.

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