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

 strug·gle /ˈstrʌgəl/

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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strug·gle n.
 1. A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.
 2. Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil.
 3. Contest; contention; strife.
    An honest might look upon the struggle with indifference.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- Endeavor; effort; contest; labor; difficulty.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through
           the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for
           recognition" [syn: battle]
      2: an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals);
         "the harder the conflict the more glorious the
         triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the
         battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs" [syn: conflict,
      3: strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd
         exhausted her"
      v 1: make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years
           to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
           [syn: fight]
      2: to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled
         to get free from the rope"
      3: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling [syn: clamber, scramble,
          shin, shinny, skin, sputter]
      4: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen
         fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting" [syn: fight]