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"bring sth forward" in British English

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bring sth forward

phrasal verb with bring uk /brɪŋ/ us /brɪŋ/ verb [ T ] brought, brought

(Definition of “bring sth forward” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bring sth forward" in Business English

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bring sth forward

phrasal verb with bring uk /brɪŋ/ us verb [ T ] brought, brought

ACCOUNTING to copy a number from the bottom of a page or column to the top of the next one:

Don't forget to bring forward last month's income and expenses.

to suggest something so that it can be discussed:

bring forward a suggestion/proposal At the meeting several excellent suggestions were brought forward by the more junior members of staff.

mainly UK to change the date or time of an event so that it happens earlier than planned:

I'd like to bring the meeting forward to next week.
The elections were brought forward by three months.

(Definition of “bring sth forward” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)