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struggle

[ struhg-uhl ]
/ ˈstrʌg əl /
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verb (used without object), strug·gled, strug·gling.
verb (used with object), strug·gled, strug·gling.
to bring, put, etc., by struggling: She struggled the heavy box into a corner.
to make (one's way) with violent effort.
noun
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Origin of struggle

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

OTHER WORDS FROM struggle

struggler, nounstrug·gling·ly, adverbpre·strug·gle, noun, verb (used without object), pre·strug·gled, pre·strug·gling.un·strug·gling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for struggle

struggle
/ (ˈstrʌɡəl) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of struggle

struggler, nounstruggling, adjectivestrugglingly, adverb

Word Origin for struggle

C14: of obscure origin
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