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To strive in pursuit of a goal
“I would struggle to learn Japanese for the best part of five years until it finally clicked.”
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To engage in forceful or violent confrontations
“Jesse and Chester would struggle with each other over a misunderstanding about what the tattoos on their back read.”
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To engage in conflict
“The Allies would struggle against the Axis powers over several years during the Second World War.”
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To rise in opposition
“William Wallace would rally his fellow Scotsmen to struggle against their oppressors.”
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To engage in competition
“During the regular season and playoffs, teams will struggle against each other to win the championship.”
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To act or proceed laboriously or clumsily
“Not being athletically gifted, I would struggle through my first day of trying to ski on the slopes.”
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To be facing difficulties in pursuit of a goal
“The company would struggle finding new markets to expand into.”
Noun
A significantly difficult task or experience
“Life was a struggle for me when I first graduated from university as it took me awhile to find a decent job commensurate with my qualifications.”
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Great effort expended towards a particular goal or aim
“Steven's continued struggle for freedom would captivate the nation.”
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A forceful or violent confrontation
“A struggle escalated quickly between Ron Burgundy's gang, the evening news team and competing networks.”
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A conflict or war
“Though outnumbered and overpowered, pride would ensure that the army's struggle against opposing forces would continue.”
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An opposition or mutiny
“The Three Amigos would aid the villagers in their struggle against the evil El Guapo.”
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A contest or competition
“Up to fifteen elite strummers would compete in the struggle to be crowned the official Air Guitar World Champion.”
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