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English definition of “tussle with sth”

tussle with sth

informal
verb [I] uk phrasal verb with tussle   /ˈtʌs.l̩/ us  
to try hard to understand or deal with a difficult idea or problem: It's an idea that I've been tussling with for quite a while.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of tussle with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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