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further

adverb uk   /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us    /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/
B1 comparative of far : to a greater distance or degree, or at a more advanced level: I'm afraid I never got further than the first five pages of "Ulysses". We discussed the problem but we didn't get much further in actually solving it. The whole matter is further complicated by the fact that Amanda and Jo refuse to speak to each other. Every day she sinks further and further into depression.go further/take sth further If you go or take something further, you take it to a more advanced stage: Before we go any further with the project I think we should check that there's enough money to fund it. If you wish to take the matter further, you can file charges against him.
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adjective uk   /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us    /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/
at a greater distance: It was much further to the town centre than I remembered. Fourteen miles is further than you'd think once you start to run it. Is that her at the further (= other) end of the room?
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adjective, adverb uk   /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us    /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/
A2 more or extra: Have you anything further to add? If you have any further problems do let me know. It cost me £50 a day and a further £60 for insurance. This shop will be closed until further notice. We need to talk further about this.further to mainly UK formal used in business letters to refer to an earlier letter, conversation, meeting, etc.: Further to your letter of 11 March, I should like to inform you of a number of recent developments regarding the Saffron Hill site.

further

verb [T] uk   /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us    /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/
C2 to develop or make progress in something: He has probably done more to further the cause of interracial harmony than any other person. Additional training is probably the best way to further your career these days.
furtherance
noun [U] uk   /-əns/ formal us  
The charter states that the press shall be devoted to printing and publishing in the furtherance and dissemination of knowledge.
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