advance/ further our acquaintance

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Couch Tomato

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When I first met Elliot, I was just a young author like nay other he took no notice of me. He never forgot a face though, and when I ran across him here or there he shook hands with me cordially, but showed no desire to (8) ..... our acquaintance; and if I saw him at the opera, say, he being with a person of high mark, he was inclined to to catch sight of me.

8. A accelerate - B advance - C further - D promote

(Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English 2 - Student's Book with Answers)

Is there any reason why B advance doesn't work here? The key says it should be C further.

Is the only reason that "advance our acquaintance" are words that just aren't used together?

Thank you in advance.
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