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struggle

[ struhg-uhl ]
/ ĖˆstrŹŒg əl /
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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