Definition of inwards in English:

inwards

adverb

  • variant of inward
    • ‘With a boom more felt than heard, the hatch locked and air began to hiss inwards.’
    • ‘He glanced up from the tiled bathroom floor, and watched as the door to the bathroom swung inwards.’
    • ‘A door swung inwards behind the terrace exit and another ghost stepped out.’
    • ‘Reaching the eighth plank, he pushed, and it swung inwards, revealing a small crevice that he quickly squeezed into.’
    • ‘The entire structure began falling inwards, collapsing in on itself like a cloth being folded.’
    • ‘The heavy oak doors swung inwards, and both Jenica and Brian stepped through into a round chamber.’
    • ‘He scrambled to the floor and was about to dive under the bed when the door swung inwards and the light from the corridor blinded him for a moment.’
    • ‘Ian found himself reluctantly letting his lids fall shut, and he heard the door swing inwards.’
    • ‘This time though the door swung inwards smashing a few who were to slow to get out of the way against the wall.’
    • ‘It swung gently inwards and for a moment all was lost in a sea of white light.’
    • ‘There's a squeak to the hinges as well, something sudden and unexpected, only kicking in when the door's almost fully swung inwards.’
    • ‘The gate cried back in outrage and pain, as the wood and steel began to bulge inwards, barely holding back the forces that swelled from Terren.’
    • ‘Charged particles dive inwards towards the center of the tail and cause it to increase in length and to taper.’
    • ‘The lock clicked open and the door swung inwards, inviting her to come in.’
    • ‘It squeaked as it swung inwards, and Jennifer stood against the wall, knife in hand, wishing she had a gun.’
    • ‘A few halls, including the old Gewandhaus in Leipzig, retained the older seating plan with the rows facing inwards towards a central aisle.’
    • ‘As the lights go up the rigging falls through the trap door and the backdrop appears to be sucked inwards towards the centre of the stage.’
    • ‘The hinges creaked as the door swung inwards, revealing a grassy field, a familiar sight to Katrina.’
    • ‘Doyle, still leaning against the door, had little precious time to catch himself as Cordelia swung it inwards.’
    • ‘Once inside, roosting wrens squat up to two or three layers deep with heads facing inwards and tails towards the entrance or sides.’
    inside, towards the inside, into the interior, inward, within
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Pronunciation

inwards

/ˈɪnwərdz//ˈinwərdz/