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    Question (they were working)towards

    The occupied runway had been due to reopen at 5am.
    Now airlines have been told to divert their planes in the skies and - despite the airport terminal opening to passengers - no aircraft can take off.
    Police have so far arrested 29 of the protesters and said they were working towards

    Activists, wearing reflective yellow vests, used bolt-cutters to get inside at around 3.15am. They brought concrete blocks and 6ft-high steel fencing with them.
    Hello!

    What does 'towards' mean in this context? I have looked it up in a dictionary. I still have no idea.

    Thanks!

    P.S. The definition of towards

    toward. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

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    Re: (they were working)towards

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello!

    What does 'towards' mean in this context? I have looked it up in a dictionary. I still have no idea.

    Thanks!

    P.S. The definition of towards

    toward. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
    Part of your sentence has been cut off.
    "Police have so far arrested 29 of the protesters and said they were working towards ... something" The sentence can't end where it does.

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    Re: (they were working)towards

    Hello Raymott,

    Thank you for your help. I got it.

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