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English definition of “struggle”

struggle

verb (FIGHT)    /ˈstrʌɡ.l̩/
B2 [I] to fight , especially with your hands : He struggled with his attacker who then ran off.Fighting C2 [I usually + adv/prep] to use a lot of effort to defeat someone, prevent something, or achieve something: For years she struggled with/against the establishment to get her theories accepted .Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effort
(Definition of struggle verb (FIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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