verb (used without object), struggled, struggling.
to contend with an adversary or opposing force.
to contend resolutely with a task, problem, etc.; strive:
to struggle for existence.
to advance with violent effort:
to struggle through the snow.
(of athletes and competitors) to be coping with inability to perform well or to win; contend with difficulty:
After struggling for the whole month of June, he suddenly caught fire and raised his batting average 30 points.
verb (used with object), struggled, struggling.
to bring, put, etc., by struggling:
She struggled the heavy box into a corner.
to make (one’s way) with violent effort.
the process or an act or instance of struggling.
a war, fight, conflict, or contest of any kind.
a task or goal requiring much effort to accomplish or achieve.
(intransitive; usually foll by for or against; may take an infinitive) to exert strength, energy, and force; work or strive: to struggle to obtain freedom
(intransitive) to move about strenuously so as to escape from something confining
(intransitive) to contend, battle, or fight
(intransitive) to go or progress with difficulty
a laboured or strenuous exertion or effort
a fight or battle
the act of struggling
(South African) the struggle, the radical and armed opposition to apartheid, especially by the military wings of the ANC and the PAC
noun 1. the competition in nature among organisms of a population to maintain themselves in a given environment and to survive to reproduce others of their kind. struggle for existence noun 1. (not in technical usage) competition between organisms of a population, esp as a factor in the evolution of plants and animals See also […]
verb (used without object), struggled, struggling. 1. to contend with an adversary or opposing force. 2. to contend resolutely with a task, problem, etc.; strive: to struggle for existence. 3. to advance with violent effort: to struggle through the snow. 4. (of athletes and competitors) to be coping with inability to perform well or to […]
verb (used with object), strummed, strumming. 1. to play on (a stringed musical instrument) by running the fingers lightly across the strings. 2. to produce (notes, a melody, etc.) by such playing: to strum a tune. verb (used without object), strummed, strumming. 3. to play on a stringed musical instrument by running the fingers lightly […]
noun, plural strumae [stroo-mee] /ˈstru mi/ (Show IPA) 1. Pathology. goiter. 2. Botany. a cushionlike swelling on an organ, as that at one side of the base of the capsule in many mosses. noun 1. a river in S Europe, flowing SE through SW Bulgaria and NE Greece into the Aegean. 225 miles (362 km) […]