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    push ahead

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The old man was walking along the street, pushing a small cart ahead of him.

    push ahead = push in front of a, push forward

    Whatever happens, we must push ahead with our plans.

    "Germany will work hard during its term to push ahead on reforms of the UN Security Council," she said. "

    push ahead = aggressively promote, pursue

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: push ahead

    I think your interpretation is fine. Really it's the same verb used both in a physical and a metaphorical sense. The meaning is quite simply to make progress by pushing.

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