Meaning of “further” in the English Dictionary

"further" in British English

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furtheradverb

uk /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/

B1 comparative of far : to a greater distance or degree, or at a more advanced level:

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 make sure 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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furtheradjective

uk /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/

furtheradjective, adverb

uk /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/

furtherverb [ T ]

uk /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/

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

"further" in American English

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furtheradjective, adverb

us /ˈfɜr·ðər/

further adjective, adverb (MORE)

more, extra, or additional; comparative offar :

Call your local library for further information.
To further complicate things, I locked my keys in the car.
Not only did I arrive at my conclusions after careful thought, I took a further step and tested them.

further adjective, adverb (GREATER DISTANCE)

to a greater distance in space or time; comparative offar :

I can’t run any further.
Read a little further and it will begin to make sense.

furtherverb [ T ]

us /ˈfɜr·ðər/

further verb [ T ] (ENCOURAGE)

to help something to succeed; to advance something:

She says the money would be a great help in furthering their cause.

(Definition of “further” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)