put toward

put something toward something

to give money to pay for part of the cost of something A local businessman has put $180,000 toward the creation of a model organic farm in upstate New York. Please put my deposit toward my hotel bill.
Related vocabulary: set aside something
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put toward

v.
To provide or secure something to obtain something else or to serve some purpose: We've put $500 toward a new car. I put my efforts toward improving my grades.
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Students have requested any savings be put toward winterizing the older units.
Department of Housing and Urban Development gives states and municipalities money to distribute to low- and moderate-income families to put toward their down payment or dosing costs.
And back in 1999, they actually had a bond measure passed that would have given them $100 million of public funds to put toward it.
According to a spokesman for the Department of Corrections, those earnings are put toward the inmates' room, board and transportation.
In June 1917, the Signal Corps, which at the time controlled the Army air arm, won an appropriation of $640 million to be put toward aviation.
In addition, California Department of Fish and Game has been given substantial funding to put toward the recovery effort.
The sale will generate gross proceeds in excess of $300 million, which Hoechst will put toward its Celanese AG spin-off that was expected to take place in October.
Skype's affordable gear, coupled with free calls among the users of Skype[TM] software, can help save precious cash to be put toward shedding post-holiday debt as quickly as those unwanted holiday pounds.
Cuomo said, around $705 million will be put toward repairs to the grid, which sustained heavy damage during 2012 s Superstorm Sandy, while an extra $730 million will be used for future storm mitigation efforts.
Also, ask your parents to match the amount you put toward the bill.
These are cops and dollars that could be put toward fighting crime; instead they are channeled into bureaucracy.
The company pleaded guilty and was further assessed a $25,000 victim's surcharge that will be put toward a victims of crime provincial program.
The university's proceeds from the program will be put toward supporting Northwestern alumni association programs including connecting Northwestern alumni with current Northwestern students.
The PEANUT CHEWS Chews Your Adventure contest will award a Grand Prize Winner $2,000 to put toward an adventure that they 'chews.
These tax credits would be refundable, so that workers who don't owe taxes can receive the credit to put toward health insurance.