struggle2 W3 [countable]
a long hard fight to get freedom, political rights etc
a struggle for survival
a power struggle between forces favoring and opposing change
a long period of time in which you try to deal with a difficult problem
She spoke of her struggles with shyness.
a fight between two people for something, or an attempt by one person to escape from the other:
Police said there were no signs of a struggle.
if something is a struggle, you find it very difficult to do