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Before he could advance another step, the men ran away.
Troops are advancing on the village.
Information technology has advanced dramatically since the 1960s.
His cancer had now advanced so far that it could not be treated.
She advanced the theory that children learn more from their friends than from their parents.
I asked the school to advance the funds for my trip.
The bank is refusing to advance him any money.
This is the British English definition of advance. View American English definition of advance.