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put sth towards sth

UK ( US put sth toward sth)
verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  
to use an amount of money to pay part of the cost of something: My grandma gave me some money to put towards a new coat.
Translations of “put sth towards sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拿出(一定量的錢)貼補著買……
in Chinese (Simplified) 拿出(一定量的钱)贴补着买……
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