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toward

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "towards."
toward(
tord
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
1. (indicating direction)
a. hacia
The wind blows toward the sea.El viento sopla hacia el mar.
b. a
She's heading toward the school.Se dirige al colegio.
2. (indicating time)
a. hacia
She pulled out toward the end of the race.Se retiró hacia el fin de la carrera.
b. alrededor de
We will have lunch toward noon.Comeremos alrededor del mediodía.
3. (with regard to)
a. hacia
His statement shows a lack of respect toward the families of the victims.Sus declaraciones muestran una falta de respeto hacia las familias de las víctimas.
b. para con
You can't quit your job because you are unhappy. You have obligations toward your family.No puedes dejar el trabajo porque no eres feliz. Tienes obligaciones para con tu familia.
4. (indicating purpose)
a. para
The government has taken steps toward solving the unemployment problem.El gobierno ha tomado medidas para resolver el problema del desempleo.
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toward [təˈwɔːd]
preposition
1 (direction) hacia
we walked toward the sea caminamos hacia el mar or rumbo al mar; the government is moving toward disaster el gobierno se encamina hacia el desastre
2 (time) alrededor de; a eso de
toward noon alrededor de mediodía; toward six o'clock hacia las seis; a eso de las seis
3 (attitude) para con; con respecto a; hacia
his attitude toward the church su actitud para con or con respecto a or hacia la iglesia; to feel friendly toward sb sentir simpatía hacia or por algn
4 (purpose) para
we're saving toward our holiday ahorramos dinero para nuestras vacaciones; it helps toward a solution contribuye a la solución; ayuda en el esfuerzo por encontrar una solución; half my salary goes toward paying the rent la mitad de mi sueldo se va en el alquiler
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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