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English definition of “towards”

towards

preposition (PURPOSE)  /təˈwɔːdz/ US  /tʊˈwɔːrdz/ mainly UK (US usually toward)
C1 for the purpose of buying or achieving something: I'm saving up to buy a car, and Dad has given me some money towards it. Would you like to make a contribution (= give some money) towards a present for Linda? The work that students do during the term counts towards their final grade.Goals and purposes 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 (PURPOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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