Is there a single word that could be used as a verb to mean to advance through time?

For example, in the sentence: with this jump, I advanced 15 seconds through time! It's used pretty often, which becomes heavy to read, so instead, they would say something along the lines of I {verbed} 15 seconds with this jump!

I thought of using update or progress but you would need a lot of context clues to understand they're not used the way you expect them to.

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    One (I suppose) travels through time. Feb 21, 2020 at 19:19
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    Ah, then you "aged by 15 seconds/years". Feb 21, 2020 at 19:26
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    If this is a sci-fi story about time travel, and the characters are familiar with it, you could make up a term that they use. SF often coins new terms like this.
    – Barmar
    Feb 22, 2020 at 1:33
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    Don't discount the use of brand names. If someone were to say they would "Uber into town" their mode of travel is understood.
    – Jasen
    Feb 22, 2020 at 10:13
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    @Jason While Uber can be verbed (and other things like Hoover, Scotch, Sellotape, Velcro have become common nouns) I must have missed the announcement from whoever now makes time machines.
    – Andrew Leach
    Feb 22, 2020 at 12:04

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With this jump I skipped 15 seconds.

skip: verb

3. omit (part of a book that one is reading, or a stage in a sequence that one is following). "the video manual allows the viewer to skip sections he's not interested in"

4. fail to attend or deal with as appropriate; miss. "I wanted to skip my English lesson to visit my mother"

  • I guess that would make Captain Jack Harkness a skipper.
    – Jasen
    Feb 22, 2020 at 10:07

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