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English definition of “struggle”

struggle

noun [C] (EFFORT)    /ˈstrʌɡ.l̩/
B2 a very difficult task that you can do only by making a great effort: It was a terrible struggle for him to accept her death. The people of this country will continue in their struggle for independence. [+ to infinitive] She never gave up the struggle to have her son freed from prison. It's going to be an uphill struggle (= very difficult) to get your ideas accepted.Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effort
(Definition of struggle noun (EFFORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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