work toward


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work toward something

 
1. . to progress toward a goal, such as a promotion. He was working toward a position with the new company. She was working toward a law degree when the accident happened.
2. . to struggle physically to move toward something or some place. The turtle worked toward the water despite the hot sun. I worked toward the cabin in the forest, fighting mosquitoes all the way.
See also: toward, work

work toward

v.
1. To exert oneself in order to achieve some goal: I enrolled in college last year and I am working toward a degree in medicine.
2. To move something or someone in the direction of something or someone by exerting effort: I caught a large fish on my line and slowly worked it toward the boat.
See also: toward, work
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BEIRUT: Future bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora urged Lebanon and Cyprus Tuesday to work toward a resolution over the boundaries of Lebanon's Exclusive Economic Zone.
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This is part of our participation in the Anglican Church of Canada's mission to work toward healing and reconciliation with our aboriginal brothers and sisters," he said.
Immediately following the Capstone, the students begin the final year of work toward the Master of Medical Management degree.
Obviously, we can't have that, and so I think we've got to work toward zero.
They agreed to work toward peace and reunification.
space shuttle late last year, urged government space officials Wednesday to work toward creating more opportunities in space for Japanese astronauts.
But it is the procedural rights that perhaps provide the most common ground for the two movements, at the individual, communal, and even national level, because they are the rights that allow people to work toward the prevention of environmental injustice.
I hope those who disagree with elements of the plan will disagree constructively, and work toward compromise and modification, not outright rejection.
To achieve this, manufacturers will need to strengthen their R&D efforts and constantly work toward developing new products that are in tune with market requirements.
not only to express sorrow and regret toward road victims but also to launch together, as officials and civil organizations, a shout in order to work toward reducing traffic fatalities," Sleiman said during the ceremony organized by Kun Hadi at UNESCO Palace.
We are confident that his presence there will only help strengthen an already strong relationship between HPD and Enterprise New York as we work toward our mutual goal of rebuilding neighborhoods and creating much needed affordable housing for New Yorkers.