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towards

preposition
 
 
/təˈwɔːdz/ mainly UK ( mainly US toward)
DIRECTION B1 in the direction of someone or something: She stood up and walked towards him. He kept glancing towards the telephone.Describing movement towards
POSITION near to a time or place: Your seats are towards the back of the theatre. He only became successful towards the end of his life.Describing movement towardsCloseness in distance and timeAbout to happen
FEELING B2 used when talking about feelings about something or someone: His attitude towards work needs to improve.Regarding and concerningLinking and relating
PURPOSE for the purpose of buying or achieving something: We're asking people for a contribution towards the cost. This piece of work counts towards your final mark.
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