put forward

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put forward

  1. (idiomatic) To propose for consideration.
    The Prime Minister put forward new plans to tackle corruption.
    • 2012 November 7, Matt Bai, “Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds”, New York Times:
      Democrats, meanwhile, point out that Republicans seem to have made a conscious decision, beginning with the stimulus, to oppose anything the president put forward, dooming any chance of renewed cooperation between the parties.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To change the time in a time zone to a later time.
    Don't forget that this Sunday we put the clocks forward an hour.

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