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present tense
I/you/we/theypush forward
he/she/itpushes forward
present participlepushing forward
past tensepushed forward
past participlepushed forward
  1. 1
    [intransitive] same as push ahead
    push forward with:

    They were urged to push forward with their reforms.

  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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