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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.
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References in classic literature ?
"And now," said master, "when you have got your breath, James, we'll get out of this place as quickly as we can," and we were moving toward the entry, when from the market-place there came a sound of galloping feet and loud rumbling wheels.
At a distance they could see the curious procession moving toward the wharf--the lovers, shoulder to shoulder, creeping; the lady in black, gaining steadily upon them; old Monsieur Farival, losing ground inch by inch, and a young barefooted Spanish girl, with a red kerchief on her head and a basket on her arm, bringing up the rear.
They seemed moving toward the blue regiment, step by step.
Thorpe, pointing at three smart-looking females who, arm in arm, were then moving towards her.
Frequently suspending his employment, and noticing my melancholy eye fixed upon him, he would raise his hand with a gesture expressive of deep commiseration, and then moving towards me slowly, would enter on tip-toes, fearful of disturbing the slumbering natives, and, taking the fan from my hand, would sit before me, swaying it gently to and fro, and gazing earnestly into my face.
Summary: Tropical depression is moving toward the southeast of the Arabian Sea
The surprise truce is seen as the first hope of moving toward a permanent ceasefire in the war-torn country.
Some 60,000 to 70,000 people, who are in camps north of Aleppo, are moving toward Turkey," said Davutoglu during a donor conference entitled "Supporting Syria and the region" at the QEII center in central London on Feb.
Thus, myosin filaments move toward origin end instead of actin filaments along with Z disc moving toward insertion end, this is analogous to body of sportsperson going upward when he tries to pull the single bar downward, as shown in Figure 3.
And many of the communities with a dual rate are moving toward a single rate.
Although there might be some people who think that in the light of the fact of the relative lack of success of the SMART vehicle lineup and the fact that the company that made plastic cars comparatively cool, Saturn, is moving toward steel with alacrity, don't count plastics out for body applications, not by a long shot.
Moving Toward Stillpoint: A Mother's Transformational Journey With Her Dying Son is the heartfelt and intensely personal story of Theresa Luce that began with a phone call from Chris, her college student son who reported himself to be in severe pain and the emergency room doctor couldn't find a cause for his condition.
Along the planet's midsection, trade winds (examples shown below), blow from east to west while moving toward the equator.
The sticky molecules linked one or two beads to each cell, and the cells continued moving toward the light.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is moving toward reestablishing its scrap tire program.