Meaning of “struggle” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I ] us uk /ˈstrʌɡl/
Extra Examples
His parents were rich, whereas mine had to struggle.I struggle to balance work and family commitments.We struggled up a steep ascent.He furrowed his brow as he struggled to think of a solution.Many small business are struggling to stay afloat.

B2 to try very hard to do something difficult:

[ + to do sth ] He's struggling to pay off his debts.

B2 to fight someone when they are holding you:

She struggled but couldn't break free.

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(Definition of “struggle verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)