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

 

further

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfɜːðə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrðər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they further
BrE BrE//ˈfɜːðə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrðər//
 
he / she / it furthers
BrE BrE//ˈfɜːðəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrðərz//
 
past simple furthered
BrE BrE//ˈfɜːðəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrðərd//
 
past participle furthered
BrE BrE//ˈfɜːðəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrðərd//
 
-ing form furthering
BrE BrE//ˈfɜːðərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrðərɪŋ//
 
 
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further something to help something to develop or be successful They hoped the new venture would further the cause of cultural cooperation in Europe. She took the new job to further her career. We are committed to furthering the interests of our members. Word Origin Old English furthor (adverb), furthra (adjective), fyrthrian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to forth.
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