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English definition of “towards”

towards

preposition (MOVEMENT)  /təˈwɔːdz/ US  /tʊˈwɔːrdz/ mainly UK (US usually toward)
B1 in the direction of, or closer to someone or something: She stood up and walked towards him. He leaned towards his wife and whispered, "Can we go home soon?" She kept glancing towards the phone. The country seems to be drifting towards war. There is a trend towards healthier eating among all sectors of the population.Describing movement towards Grammar:Towards or toward?Towards and toward are prepositions. We can use both forms, but towards is much more common than toward.See more
(Definition of towards preposition (MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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