advance on

idiom

: to approach usually in order to attack
Enemy soldiers are advancing on the city.

Examples of advance on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, how to reach a mutually agreeable situation without one person making an advance on the other which may turn out to be unwanted? Sally Rooney, The New Yorker, 1 July 2024 Officers behind an unmarked police SUV tried to advance on foot. Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, 20 June 2024 Then: Russia's advance on Ukraine's second largest city of Kharkiv marks one of Moscow's biggest territorial gains to date. CBS News, 19 May 2024 Democrats are raising alarms that Vladimir Putin could advance on Kyiv while Congress dithers. David D. Kirkpatrick, The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for advance on 

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“Advance on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advance%20on. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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