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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Struggle  \Strug"gle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Struggled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Struggling}.]  [OE.  strogelen  cf  Icel.  strj?ka  to 
  stroke,  to  beat  to  flog,  Sw  stryka  to  stroke,  to  strike, 
  Dan.  stryge  G.  straucheln  to  stumble.  Cf  {Stroll}.] 
  1.  To  strive,  or  to  make  efforts,  with  a  twisting,  or  with 
  contortions  of  the  body. 
  2.  To  use  great  efforts;  to  labor  hard;  to  strive;  to  contend 
  forcibly;  as  to  struggle  to  save  one's  life;  to  struggle 
  with  the  waves;  to  struggle  with  adversity. 
  The  brave  men,  living  and  dead,  who  struggled  here 
  have  consecrated  it  [Gettysburg]  far  above  our  power 
  to  add  or  detract.  --Lincoln. 
  3.  To  labor  in  pain  or  anguish;  to  be  in  agony;  to  labor  in 
  any  kind  of  difficulty  or  distress. 
  'T  is  wisdom  to  beware,  And  better  shun  the  bait 
  than  struggle  in  the  snare.  --Dryden. 
  Syn:  To  strive;  contend;  labor;  endeavor. 

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