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move toward

1. To advance in the direction of someone or something. We moved toward the railings on the deck of the boat so we could see the whales breaching. We sat on the hood of the car, watching the sun move toward the horizon.
2. To cause or compel someone or something to advance in the direction of someone or something. Police moved the bystanders toward the perimeter they had set up around the crime scene. Please move the kids toward the back of the room while I set up the demonstration.
3. To advance with a view to achieving some particular situation, outcome, goal, etc. The two countries were moving toward a peace agreement, but this latest attack threatens to dismantle all of that. After nearly six hours of debating the points of the case, it seems like the jurors are moving toward a consensus. We decided to move toward a more streamlined business model.
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move toward someone or something

 
1. Lit. to move in the direction of someone or something. The car is moving toward Roger!
2. Fig. to tend to favor a particular conclusion. We are moving toward making the final decision.
See also: move, toward