Pronunciation: (strug'ul), [key]
—v., -gled, -gling,
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 win; contend with difficulty: After struggling for the whole month of June, he suddenly caught fire and raised his batting average 30 points.
1. to bring, put, etc., by struggling: She struggled the heavy box into a corner.
2. to make (one's way) with violent effort.
1. the process or an act or instance of struggling.
2. a war, fight, conflict, or contest of any kind.
3. a task or goal requiring much effort to accomplish or achieve.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.