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English definition of “toward”

toward

preposition (PURPOSE)   /tɔrd, toʊrd, twɔrd, twoʊrd/ (also towards,  /tɔrdz, toʊrdz, twɔrdz, twoʊrdz/)
for the purpose of ( buying or achieving something): I’m saving up to buy a car , and Dad gave me some money toward it. Government should be working toward a cleaner environment . How much does this exam count toward our final grade ?
(Definition of toward preposition (PURPOSE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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