Dictionary.com

struggle

[ struhg-uhl ]
/ ĖˆstrŹŒg əl /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: struggle / struggled / struggles / struggling on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object), strugĀ·gled, strugĀ·gling.
verb (used with object), strugĀ·gled, strugĀ·gling.
to bring, put, etc., by struggling: She struggled the heavy box into a corner.
to make (one's way) with violent effort.
noun
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I canā€™t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of struggle

First recorded in 1350ā€“1400; Middle English struglen, stroglen, frequentative verb (see -le) formed on a base of obscure origin

OTHER WORDS FROM struggle

struggler, nounstrugĀ·glingĀ·ly, adverbpreĀ·strugĀ·gle, noun, verb (used without object), preĀ·strugĀ·gled, preĀ·strugĀ·gling.unĀ·strugĀ·gling, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Ā© Random House, Inc. 2023

WHEN TO USE

What are other ways to sayĀ struggle?

A struggle is a war, fight, conflict, or contest of any kind. How does struggle compare to brush and clash? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

How to use struggle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for struggle

struggle
/ (ĖˆstrŹŒÉ”əl) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of struggle

struggler, nounstruggling, adjectivestrugglingly, adverb

Word Origin for struggle

C14: of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition Ā© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 Ā© HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK