1 [count] : a long effort to do, achieve, or deal with something that is difficult or that causes problems • a struggle to succeed • astruggle against injustice [=an effort to stop injustice] • the strugglefor civil rights/freedom/survival • She talked about her struggles with depression. [=the problems she has had because of her depression; her attempts to find a cure for her depression] • Thepower struggle [=the fight for control] between the two owners destroyed the company.
2 : a physical fight between usually two people • There was astruggle for/over the gun. • There was no sign of a struggle.
3 [singular] : something that is difficult to do or achieve • The work is a real struggle for me. [=the work has been very difficult] • It was a struggle getting out of bed this morning.
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