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Definition of foreground verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

foreground

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfɔːɡraʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɡraʊnd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foreground
BrE BrE//ˈfɔːɡraʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɡraʊnd//
 
he / she / it foregrounds
BrE BrE//ˈfɔːɡraʊndz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɡraʊndz//
 
past simple foregrounded
BrE BrE//ˈfɔːɡraʊndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɡraʊndɪd//
 
past participle foregrounded
BrE BrE//ˈfɔːɡraʊndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɡraʊndɪd//
 
-ing form foregrounding
BrE BrE//ˈfɔːɡraʊndɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɡraʊndɪŋ//
 
 
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foreground something to give particular importance to something The play foregrounds the relationship between father and daughter. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from fore- + ground (noun), on the pattern of Dutch voorgrond.
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