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work toward

1. To expend the time, effort, and energy required to reach or achieve some particular goal or position. Sarah's been working toward a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. I'm really working toward a promotion at the moment, so I've kind of let my social life go by the wayside.
2. To exert oneself physically in order to reach or move in the direction of someone or something. The conditions were become worse by the second, but I had to keep working toward the campsite.
3. To exert oneself physically in the attempt to move something in the direction of someone or something, especially very slowly or in incremental degrees. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "work" and "to." We all helped to work the giant stone slab toward the bed of the truck. I was on my own, so I just took my time and worked the old washing machine toward the curb.
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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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
"We may work in different ways but we work towards the same end."
Meanwhile Dorothea's mind was innocently at work towards the further embitterment of her husband; dwelling, with a sympathy that grew to agitation, on what Will had told her about his parents and grandparents.
It might be that the unalluring secrecy and reserve of one sister, the all-attractive openness and high spirits of the other, were more or less referable, in each case, to those physical causes which work toward the production of moral results.
Summary: Washington [USA], Aug 28 (ANI): The US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Tuesday stated that the US President Donald Trump-led administration will work towards getting Russia reinstated to the G7 grouping.
An opportunity to work towards a canoeing qualification has become available.
In its endeavour to work towards the environment, the Foundation works towards protecting, restoring, and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystem along with conservation of natural water bodies, including restoration and conservation of water bodies, and others.
The government said that in the response of the statement by William Hayes, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of TCC, in which he expressed a willingness to work towards a negotiated settlement, it welcomes this approach to work towards a mutually beneficial solution that works for both sides.
In his speech at the 33rd Asia-Pacific Roundtable at the Hilton Hotel here, Dr Mahathir also called on every nation to work towards criminalising wars.
GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has noted the need for Muslims and Christians alike, to work towards brotherliness and peaceful coexistence.
Sri Lanka's private sector today took a pledge for unity and decided to work towards the goal of uniting the people and thereby inspire everyone in Sri Lanka to do the same.
Addressing a conference in Islamabad today (Saturday), he said it is the responsibility of every organ of the state to work towards provision of speedy and inexpensive justice to the masses.
Both organisations will work towards the development of health and education in their respective domains.
and hoped that together, Zalmi Foundation and IRC, will work towards improving education and health for women and children across Pakistan
The committee will comprise parliament members Sohrab Sarki, Sanjay Perwani and Ghanwer Khan Isran and work towards the betterment of the Sindh Food Authority.
The committee will comprise parliamentmembers Sohrab Sarki, Sanjay Perwani and Ghanwer Khan Isran and work towards the betterment of the Sindh Food Authority.