put forward

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put forward (third-person singular simple present puts forward, present participle putting forward, simple past and past participle 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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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.
  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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