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striveverb [I]

uk   /straɪv/  us   /straɪv/ (strove or strived, striven or strived)
C2 to try very hard to do something or to make something happen, especially for a long time or against difficulties: [+ to infinitive] Mr Roe has kindled expectations that he must now strive to live up to. In her writing she strove for a balance between innovation and familiar prose forms.

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striveverb [I]

 us   /strɑɪv/ (past tense strove  /stroʊv/ or strived, past participle striven  /ˈstrɪv·ən/ or strived)
to try hard to do something or make something happen, esp. for a long time or against difficulties: [+ to infinitive] Neither Jefferson nor Madison was a pacifist, though both strove to keep America at peace.
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