[movement] en avant, vers l'avant
→ the impetus of his forward movement
→ Reinforcements were needed to allow more troops to move to forward positions
(=not shy) effronté (e)
→ `I told her she ought to slim." `That was very forward of you."
[delivery, sales, exchange] à terme
adv en avant
→ I like to have the seat quite far forward when I'm driving.
to move forward avancer
[+letter] faire suivre
He forwarded all Janette's letters. Il a fait suivre toutes les lettres de Janette.
"please forward" "prière de faire suivre"
→ Please forward my mail to this address.
[+parcel, goods] expédier
(=cause to progress)
[+career] faire avancer → He's hoping to forward his career by this move. [+cause] promouvoir → ... the scientist who has done the most to forward the cause of public understanding over the year.
[+meeting, event] avancer
The meeting was brought forward. On a avancé la réunion.
→ We decided to bring the wedding forward.
→ The meeting has been brought forward to Tuesday.
→ The Government will bring forward proposals for legislation.
→ At the start of each new page, you should bring the previous balance forward.
[+balance, loss, tax relief] reporter
→ permitting the manager to carry forward any unspent balance
→ you can carry forward unused tax relief
[+agenda, plan] mener à bien
→ the candidate most likely to carry forward the agenda we have set
n (SPORT) avant-centre m
(=step forward) s'avancer
(=make o.s. known) se présenter, s'annoncer
vi avancer petit à petit
→ The crowd started edging forward towards the stage.
[+tape] faire avancer rapidement, faire défiler en (mode) avance rapide
→ He fast-forwarded the tape past the explosion ...
n avance f rapide
→ Before recording onto a new tape, wind it on fast forward, then rewind ...
n contrat m à terme
→ a forward contract for the sale of crude oil cargoes,
[person] tourné (e) vers l'avenir
→ She had lots of ideas and was very forward-looking and enthusiastic
[approach] tourné (e) vers l'avenir
→ ... the responsible, forward-looking approach we have taken
[organization] tourné (e) vers l'avenir
→ ... the need for the party to be forward-looking, to identify with changing attitudes among voters.
n planification f à long terme
→ you need to do a bit of forward planning.
→ The university system requires more forward planning.
n barre f oblique
to inch sth forward [+car, boat] faire avancer qch petit à petit
→ He inched the van forward.
n (SPORT) intérieur m
[person] se pencher en avant
→ He leaned forward to give her a kiss.
look forward to
vt fus attendre avec impatience
→ I'm greatly looking forward to the party
I'm looking forward to the holidays. J'attends les vacances avec impatience.
I'm not looking forward to it. Cette perspective ne me réjouit guère.
to look forward to doing sth, I'm really looking forward to going on holiday. Il me tarde vraiment de partir en vacances., J'ai vraiment hâte de partir en vacances.
→ I am looking forward to working with him again.
→ His team won 2-0 so I'm looking forward to getting revenge this time.
I'm looking forward to seeing you. Il me tarde de te revoir.
The team is looking forward to playing there. L'équipe a hâte de jouer là-bas.
looking forward to hearing from you (in informal letter)
j'espère avoir bientôt de tes nouvelles
We look forward to hearing from you ... Dans l'attente de vous lire ...
vi faire un mouvement brusque en avant
→ The crowd lunged forward, trapping the people at the front against the fence.
[player of board game] avancer
Move forward three squares. Avancez de trois cases.
→ Can you move the table forward a bit?
→ I'll just move the car forward a bit.
[+people] faire avancer
[vehicle] avancer lentement
→ The crowd shouted angrily as the car nosed forward.
push forward →
[+idea, argument, suggestion] avancer, proposer
→ These were the arguments which Carson put forward.
→ He has put forward new peace proposals.
to put one's name forward for sth se proposer pour qch
→ Mr Ryzhkov put his name forward for the presidency.
[+date, watch, clock] avancer
→ Remember to put forward your clocks tonight.
→ On landing, we put our watches forward by two hours.
Next week it'll be time to put the clocks forward an hour. La semaine prochaine, il sera temps d'avancer les horloges d'une heure.
vi faire un pas en avant, avancer
n (RUGBY) troisième ligne aile mf