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)
B2 in relation to something or someone:
They've always been very friendly towards me.
- 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)
- He went mad towards the end of his life.
- The weather is expected to settle towards the end of the week.
- The tape speeded up towards the end.
- Johnson came on as a substitute towards the end of the match.
- The shop becomes a lot less busy towards lunchtime.
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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.