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struggleverb [I]

 us   /ˈstrʌɡ·əl/

struggle verb [I] (TRY HARD)

to work hard to do something: We watched boys on skateboards struggle to keep their balance.

struggle verb [I] (FIGHT)

to fight, esp. physically: He struggled with his cousin, and his uncle had to step in to calm things down.

struggle verb [I] (MOVE)

to move with difficulty: She struggled out of her chair.

strugglenoun [C]

 us   /ˈstrʌɡ·əl/

struggle noun [C] (FIGHT)

a fight: Both men were arrested after their struggle in the street.

struggle noun [C] (TRYING HARD)

a very great effort to do something: Central banks everywhere are still fighting the struggle against inflation.
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