To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.
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.
To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.
A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.
Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil.
an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
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"
strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"