[ UK /stɹˈʌɡə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈstɹəɡəɫ/ ]
  1. to exert strenuous effort against opposition
    he struggled to get free from the rope
  2. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  3. make a strenuous or labored effort
    He fought for breath
    She struggled for years to survive without welfare
  4. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
    Militant groups are contending for control of the country
    Siblings are always fighting
    the tribesmen fought each other
  1. strenuous effort
    the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her
  2. an energetic attempt to achieve something
    he fought a battle for recognition
    getting through the crowd was a real struggle
  3. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
    the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph
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How To Use struggle In A Sentence

  • He is engaged in a bitter struggle with his rival to get control of the company.
  • The new textbooks de-emphasize dynastic change, peasant struggle, ethnic rivalry and war, some critics say, because the leadership does not want people thinking that such things matter a great deal.
  • Even Peggy Noonan on MTP struggled this morning to describe as benignly as possible how McCain is noticeably putting a lot of energy into keeping a lid on his anger. Obama Unleashes Wave Of Mailers Attacking McCain's Health Plan
  • I had to struggle through the crush to get to the door.
  • So the lands of the dismembered Yugoslav state became not only the scene of Europe's greatest resistance struggle, but also one of its bloodiest civil wars.
  • Marshals struggled in vain to prevent spectators rushing onto the racetrack.
  • he struggled pertinaciously for the new resolution
  • One effortlessly got saturation coverage, the other struggled to get noticed, despite the mandatory presence of a celebrity, a suitably weighty one too.
  • In that dingdong struggle both players were reaching great heights.
  • To struggle in sweat pooled rivers, will cause the boat to the other side of the ideal sail.
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