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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: estriver

strive

verb
     
strive past tense strove past participle striven [intransitive] formal
to make a great effort to achieve something
strive to do something
I was still striving to be successful.
strive for/after
We must continue to strive for greater efficiency.
striving noun [uncountable and countable]

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