The word lograba is the imperfect form of lograr in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
See the full lograr conjugation

lograr

Si no lo lograba, no habría máquina en el dormitorio.
If he didn't make it, no machine in the bedroom.
No lograba ver lo que estaba delante de sus ojos.
She couldn't see what was right in front of her face.
No lograba entender la motivación detrás de los ataques pirata.
I couldn't figure out the motivation behind the pirate's attacks.
Pero no lograba comprender la complejidad de los problemas.
But I didn't realize the complexity of the problems.
Quizá ya no lo lograba en el circuito regular.
Maybe he couldn't make it on the regular circuit.
No lograba entender por qué me parecía tan familiar.
I couldn't figure out why it seemed so familiar.
Si no lo lograba, todos mis éxitos carecerían de valor.
If I didn't, all my achievements would be worthless.
Pero el efecto total no se lograba con frecuencia.
But the full effect was not often obtained.
Por más que ella se esforzara, no lograba terminar el trabajo.
As much as she tried, she could not finish the job.
Las imágenes eran brillantes y lograba ese sentido de orgullo patriótico.
The images were bright and bring about that Patriotic sense of pride.
Pero yo no lograba concentrarme ante la sala vacía.
But I couldn't concentrate before the empty auditorium.
Los niños de su edad ya caminaban, pero ella no lo lograba.
Children of her age walked, but she couldn't.
Pero después de eso, no lograba dormir.
But after that, he couldn't sleep.
Sentada frente al televisor, no lograba moverme ni pensar.
Sitting in front of the television set, I couldn't move or think.
Siempre tenía que ser una aplicante la que no lo lograba.
There always had to be one pledge who didn't make it in.
Lo que uno no lograba, los otros lo terminaban.
What one couldn't accomplish, the others finally did.
Después de cuatro años, lograba un tipo así de intimidad y proximidad.
After four years, I had such a kind of intimacy and proximity.
Mi padre lograba safar de cualquier cosa.
My father could talk his way into and out of anything.
De alguna manera, lograba ahuyentar todas esas cosas.
Somehow I managed to block out all these things.
Parecía que no lograba sacársela de su cabeza.
It was like he just couldn't get her out of his mind.
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