forefront


forefront
noun the forefront
VERB + THE FOREFRONT
remain at, remain in

Education remains at the forefront of the state's planning.

keep sb/sth at, keep sb/sth in, keep sb/sth to (BrE)
come into (AmE), come to

She came to the forefront as governor after the political change.

push sb/sth into, push sb/sth to, thrust sb/sth into, thrust sb/sth to

His new job thrust him to the forefront.

bring sb/sth to, place sb/sth at, place sb/sth in, put sb/sth (back) at, put sb/sth (back) in

The new factory could put the town back at the forefront of steel manufacture.

PREPOSITION
at the forefront (of), in the forefront (of)

issues at the forefront of government policy

PHRASES
at the forefront of sb's mind, in the forefront of sb's mind, to the forefront of sb's mind

This question remained at the forefront of her mind.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Forefront — Fore front , n. Foremost part or place. [1913 Webster] Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle. 2 Sam. xi. 15. [1913 Webster] Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, standing in the forefront for all time, the masters of those who know. J. C.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forefront — may refer to:* Microsoft Forefront * ForeFront Records …   Wikipedia

  • forefront — (n.) late 15c., a Germanic Latin hybrid, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + FRONT (Cf. front) (n.). Originally of buildings; the main modern sense is from military meaning front rank of an army (1510s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • forefront — / foreground [n] prominence beginning, center, cutting edge*, focus, fore, forepart, front, lead, leading edge*, limelight*, on the line*, spearhead*, state of the art, vanguard; concept 668 Ant. back, background, rear, unimportance …   New thesaurus

  • forefront — ► NOUN ▪ the leading position or place …   English terms dictionary

  • forefront — [fôr′frunt΄] n. 1. the extreme front 2. the position of most activity, importance, etc …   English World dictionary

  • forefront — /ˈfɔfrʌnt/ (say fawfrunt) noun 1. the foremost part or place. –phrase 2. at the forefront, of primary importance: *Forests are back on the agenda, nuclear issues are at the forefront –aap news, 2000. 3. at (or in) the forefront, (sometimes… …   Australian English dictionary

  • forefront — fore|front [ˈfo:frʌnt US ˈfo:r ] n 1.) be at/in/to the forefront (of sth) to be in a leading position in an important activity that is trying to achieve something or develop new ideas ▪ The company has always been at the forefront of science and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forefront — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)frʌnt[/t]] 1) N SING: the N, usu at/in/to N, N of/in n/ ing If you are at the forefront of a campaign or other activity, you have a leading and influential position in it. They have been at the forefront of the campaign for political… …   English dictionary

  • forefront — n. in the forefront * * * [ fɔːfrʌnt] in the forefront …   Combinatory dictionary


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