verb (used without object), strug·gled, strug·gling.
verb (used with object), strug·gled, strug·gling.
- structured programming,
- struggle bus,
- struggle for existence,
- struma lymphomatosa
Origin of struggle
Examples from the Web for struggle
Then she managed to struggle a mile through dark, rainy woods.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But it turns out it was really about a woman's struggle to realize what actually makes her happy.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In her struggle to find her daughter, Esther becomes one of the founders of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.
Welcome to the daily struggle of every face you meet in Cuba.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The struggle continues and Chan is punched, suffering a broken nose.
Beaw is the divine helper of man in his struggle with the elements.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
A struggle under such circumstances must be a terrible thing, and the shorter it can be made the better.Miss Caprice|St. George Rathborne
Another moment, however, and he had given up the struggle to think it all out and fallen asleep with his head on his mother's lap.America First|Frances Nimmo Greene
Without renouncing the struggle, he therefore waited for some opportunity which he might turn to good account.Fruitfulness|Emile Zola
I took off my coat and placed it under him, and held his head in my lap, in which position he died without a groan or a struggle.History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Washington Williams
Word Origin for struggle
late 14c., probably a frequentative form, of uncertain origin. Skeat suggests Old Norse strugr "ill will;" others suggest a connection to Dutch struikelen, German straucheln "to stumble." Related: Struggled; struggling.
1690s, from struggle (v.).