put (something) toward (something)

put (something) toward (something)

1. To earmark or use money for a portion of a debt or bill. I'm putting all of the money I make at my part-time job toward buying a new car.
2. To do or expend something in an attempt to achieve some goal or outcome. I failed my audition because I didn't put enough time toward learning the dance routine.
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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.
See also: put, toward
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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