verb (used without object), strug·gled, strug·gling.
verb (used with object), strug·gled, strug·gling.
Origin of struggle
Synonyms for struggle
Examples from the Web for struggler
Historical Examples of struggler
She had the aptitude of the struggler who seeks emancipation.Sister Carrie
After a short sharp fight he drew the fish close enough to net the struggler.The Highgrader
William MacLeod Raine
A struggler after faith may well count among his assets the insight of the seers and of the Seer.The Meaning of Faith
Harry Emerson Fosdick
I was floating on those waves of human being, in which the struggler must make for the shore, or sink.
It was, in Wagner's own phrase, "the gigantic perseverance of his friendship," that endeared him beyond words to the struggler.The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2
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.).