towardsprepositionuk /təˈwɔːdz/ us /tɔːrdz/ mainly UK (also mainly US toward)
towards preposition (MOVEMENT)
- A wasp came towards us and Howard started flailing his arms around.
- We were heading towards Kumasi when our truck broke down.
- The horse and cart jogged down the rough track towards the farm.
- I walked backwards towards the door.
- When she came towards me shouting, I retreated behind my desk.
towards preposition (RELATION)
- He's always behaved courteously toward my family.
- He's adopted a remarkably light-hearted attitude towards the situation.
- A parent must be careful not to show favouritism towards any one of their children.
- They showed open hostility towards their new neighbours.
- He claims that society has been far too permissive towards drug taking.
towards preposition (POSITION)
- a few/couple of steps idiom
- a hair's breadth idiom
- a stone's throw idiom
- anywhere near idiom
- eyeball to eyeball idiom
- float around
- hand to hand idiom
- hard by
- round the corner idiom
- stick together
- under the same roof idiom
towards preposition (PURPOSE)
- Aren't you going to contribute towards Jack's leaving present?
- The work that the students do during the year will count towards their final degrees.
- Their policies are all towards the creation of wealth.
- Do you agree with the principle that everyone should pay something towards the cost of health care?
- The Friends of the Royal Academy raised £10 000 towards the cost of the exhibition.