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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strug·gle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Struggled p. pr. & vb. n. Struggling ]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : engaged in a struggle to overcome especially poverty or
            obscurity; "a financially struggling theater";
            "struggling artists"