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 for Struggled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Struggle \Strug"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Struggled; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Struggling.] [OE. strogelen; cf. Icel. strj?ka to
     stroke, to beat, to flog, Sw. stryka to stroke, to strike,
     Dan. stryge, G. straucheln to stumble. Cf. Stroll.]
     1. To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with
        contortions of the body.
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     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.
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              The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here,
              have consecrated it [Gettysburg] far above our power
              to add or detract.                    --Lincoln.
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     3. To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in
        any kind of difficulty or distress.
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              'T is wisdom to beware,
              And better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     Syn: To strive; contend; labor; endeavor.
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