verb (used without object), strug·gled, strug·gling.
verb (used with object), strug·gled, strug·gling.
Origin of struggle
Synonyms for struggle
Related Words for struggletrial, attempt, combat, clash, contest, work, strife, skirmish, encounter, battle, endeavor, effort, conflict, cope, try, toil, tackle, seek, strive, contend
Examples from the Web for struggle
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 7, 2015
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
December 29, 2014
In her struggle to find her daughter, Esther becomes one of the founders of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
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
December 19, 2014
The struggle continues and Chan is punched, suffering a broken nose.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of struggle
I have never seen the soul withdrawn without a struggle with the body.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
They are as animals grown in an environment that demands no struggle of them.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I was once a poor boy myself, obliged to struggle for my living.Brave and Bold
The struggle to keep alive during the cold period was terrible.
Beginning of the struggle between Indo-Europeans and Semites.
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.).