V towards/toward n
The 'head' group
These verbs indicate that someone or something is going to be in a particular state or situation, or is going to do a particular thing.
The ruling party seems to be heading towards a resounding defeat.
The steady increase in asthma deaths is one reason why doctors are shifting towards greater use of preventative drugs, rather than short-term relief.
With most of these verbs, the preposition towards (or toward) is occasionally followed by an '-ing' clause.
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The two political parties which formed Liechtenstein's government had been edging towards joining the UN for twenty years.