Meaning of “struggle” - Learner’s Dictionary

struggle

verb [ I ] us uk /ˈstrʌɡl/
TRY

B2 to try very hard to do something difficult:

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

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FIGHT

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)