- (British, America) IPA: /ˈstrʌɡəl/, [ˈstɹʌɡl̩]
struggle (plural struggles)
- A contortion of the body in an attempt to escape or to perform a difficult task.
- (figurative) Strife, contention, great effort.
- French: lutte
- German: Kampf
- Italian: lotta
- Portuguese: luta
- Russian: борьба́
- Spanish: lucha, forcejeo, brega
struggle (struggles, present participle struggling; past and past participle struggled)
- To strive, to labour in difficulty, to fight (for or against), to contend.
- During the centuries, the people of Ireland struggled constantly to assert their right to govern themselves.
- To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.
- She struggled to escape from her assailant's grasp.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
- Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
- French: lutter, s'efforcer, combattre
- Italian: lottare
- Portuguese: lutar, debater-se
- Russian: боро́ться
- Spanish: luchar, esforzarse con denuedo, bregar, batallar