Struggle

Definition of Struggle

Strug´gle
v. i.1.To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.
[imp. & p. p. Struggled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Struggling .]
2.To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity.
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it [Gettysburg] far above our power to add or detract.
- Lincoln.
3.To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.
'T is wisdom to beware,
And better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
- Dryden.
n.1.A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.
2.Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil.
3.Contest; contention; strife.
An honest might look upon the struggle with indifference.
- Addison.

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