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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyput towards
he/she/itputs towards
present participleputting towards
past tenseput towards
past participleput towards
  1. to add a particular amount of money to an amount that is being collected in order to buy something

    We each put £5 towards her leaving present.

See also main entry: put

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crafternoon

an afternoon full of crafts

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