English version

put something towards something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput something towards something phrasal verbto use some money in order to pay part of the cost of something Alec put the money towards a trip to Australia. put→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
put towards They then celebrated by putting the money towards a dinner-dance.We could put it towards a new bed head.Laming claimed he knew nothing about the drugs ring and said Black put up £10,000 towards development of the stun gun.He put his finger towards one of the clenched fists and found it tightly grasped.But while Stockton councillors yesterday agreed to put £19,000 towards the costs, cash-strapped Middlesbrough said they could spend no more than £10,000.By contrast, a cruiser is utterly directed, as Schopenhauer might have put it, towards the extinction of his desire.A further difficulty is that it would apparently require us to put enormous resources towards trivial increases in length of life.
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Verb table
put
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyput
he, she, itputs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyput
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave put
he, she, ithas put
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad put
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill put
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have put
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam putting
he, she, itis putting
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you, we, theyare putting
Past
I, he, she, itwas putting
you, we, theywere putting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been putting
he, she, ithas been putting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been putting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be putting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been putting
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