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American English: /ˈstrəɡəl/
British English: /ˈstrʌɡ(ə)l/

Translation of struggle in Spanish:


  • 1 (against opponent) to put up a struggle
    oponer resistencia
    a struggle broke out at the stadium
    se produjo una refriega en el estadio
    the struggle between the two nations
    el conflicto entre las dos naciones
    I'm not giving up without a struggle
    no me voy a rendir sin luchar or sin oponer resistencia
    Example sentences
    • Ambulance chiefs today condemned a teenager who assaulted a senior paramedic and a policeman during a violent struggle in York.
    • In a violent struggle, Bourgass stabbed police officer Stephen Oake to death and wounded three others as he tried to escape.
    • America's wars and violent struggles are always fought with goals of preventing future terror attacks and saving lives.
    Example sentences
    • With little room for compromise the stage is set for a bitter internal factional struggle.
    • The sad truth is that the man who vows to continue the armed struggle is likely to prevail.
    • His heroes were all engaged in titanic struggles for survival, with defeat always a possibility.
  • 2 (against difficulties) to give up the struggle
    abandonar la lucha
    his struggle against the elements/for survival
    su lucha contra los elementos/por la supervivencia
    their struggle for better working conditions
    su lucha por conseguir mejores condiciones laborales
    everything seems such a struggle to her
    todo se le hace tan cuesta arriba
    it's a struggle to make ends meet
    cuesta mucho llegar a fin de mes
    we had quite a struggle to convince him
    nos costó bastante convencerlo
    Example sentences
    • At the same time, their determined struggle against adversity is a source of inspiration for all of us.
    • This would, however, require a determined struggle, relying on Senate filibusters and similar tactics.
    • Social reforms alongside a determined struggle for liberation will lead us towards democracy and independence.

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (thrash around) he struggled with his attacker
    forcejeó con su asaltante
    I tried to struggle free
    forcejeé tratando de liberarme
    Example sentences
    • Alarmed, Darlene lurched forward, struggling to break free, but it was no use.
    • Kicking and thrashing, Jennifer desperately struggled to break free.
    • He struggled to break free, and the pair stumbled across the room and up against the bureau.
    1.2 (contend, strive) she had to struggle to support her family
    tuvo que luchar para mantener a su familia
    to struggle (against/with something) to struggle for something
    luchar por algo
    to struggle for freedom/power
    luchar por la libertad/el poder
    to struggle for breath
    respirar con dificultad
    she was struggling for words
    no encontraba palabras
    Example sentences
    • This shift in rodeo queen criteria did not sit well with women who struggled to continue competing in rodeo.
    • Mass marketers continue to struggle against thick competition from department store and specialty brands.
    • Retailers continuing to struggle amidst intense competition, a slowing economy and low inflation.
    Example sentences
    • Most of their batsmen are still struggling to cope with the New Zealand pace attack.
    • He was struggling mightily at the plate in the play-offs and appeared out of sorts.
    • The US $183 million Yankees are struggling mightily at the plate, leaving their fans restless.
    1.3 (be in difficulties)
    pasar apuros
  • 2 (move with difficulty) (+ adverb complement) he struggled up the hill
    subió penosamente la cuesta
    she struggled into her dress
    se puso como pudo el vestido
    he struggled to his feet
    se levantó con gran dificultad
    we struggled through
    no sin dificultad salimos adelante
    they struggled on through the storm
    siguieron adelante con gran esfuerzo en medio de la tormenta
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