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- (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”, in 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.
- 2021 July 14, Pip Dunn, “Woodhead 40 years on: time to let go”, in RAIL, number 935, page 39:
- Another argument for closing Woodhead was simply one of route duplication, and this was the main reason put forward by BR at the time.
- (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.
to propose for consideration
to set a clock to a later time