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 struggled
Morris struggled to straighten his back, which involved stiffening a spine rarely used.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Though researchers have struggled to understand exactly what contributes to this gender difference, Dr. Rohan has one hypothesis.
But as a nutrition-obsessed senior at Brown University, he struggled to find a protein bar he actually liked.
She struggled to concentrate on crossword puzzles and read books, so she just watched television.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One male student told me about a teammate in a fraternity who struggled with an eating disorder.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life|Maya Richard Craven|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I have wrestled with misfortune in vain; I have struggled with want, till want has overcome me.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II|Various
The wolf was a tenacious fellow, and he struggled desperately to rise.The Camp in the Snow|William Murray Graydon
Squills was quite passive; he struggled no more—he was drowned.
Other children were thrown into rivers and those who could swim were shot down as they struggled in the water.With Our Soldiers in France|Sherwood Eddy
Sarah looked confusedly about her, while she struggled out of bed.When Sarah Went to School|Elsie Singmaster
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.).