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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The agreement will work towards supporting the eco-system for development of finance talent, work on relevant legislation and policies, devise governance framework for e-business environment and raise awareness around finance and audit matters related to e-business environment.
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.
I am going to continue with ideas for students to work toward developing the criteria on which to base good work and eliminating my influence on their perception of acceptable work.
While "Look and work toward the future," is a "cute" statement, it manifests itself in our industry in the way we approach self-improvement of ourselves and our metalcasting facilities.
Without a mandatory compliance deadline, not-for-profit organizations can structure their control assessment activities over more than one fiscal period and work toward a state of certification readiness in a Less compressed time frame than that faced by corporations.
At 41, you still have about 20 years to work toward saving for your retirement.
The grant is not intended to be used to pursue course work toward a degree, for travel funds or for ongoing projects.
I think what that has to mean is that we work toward a multiple platform, flexible import standard with a simple mapping routine where you can very easily map over without reconfiguring your data.
Backed by such names as Marks & Spencer, Monoprix, Versace, and Prada, UNEP executive director Klaus Topfer announced a new initiative in June 2003 focused on changing consumer attitudes toward consumption and influencing the $7 trillion global retail industry to work toward sustainability.
study immediately and work toward relief for our Valley residents from this growing annoyance,'' Hahn wrote.
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.
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.