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Collins Spanish Dictionary- Complete & Unabridged
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struggle

['strʌɡl]

  1. N

    1. (lit) pelea f , forcejeo m

    2. (fig) lucha f (for por)

      class 4., uphill

  2. VI

    1. (=scuffle) forcejear

    2. (=move with difficulty)

    3. (=fight against odds) luchar

    4. (=have difficulties) tener problemas

Examples from texts

They were heading down the hall when Tohr suddenly swayed and banged into the wall. His hand went to his heart and he seemed to struggle for breath.
Bajaban al salón cuando Tohr se detuvo y se apoyo en la pared, se llevo la mano al corazón y pareció luchar por tomar aliento.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
Cato tried to struggle, and was quickly kneed in the groin.
Cato trató de forcejear y enseguida recibió un rodillazo en la entrepierna.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
“There wasn’t a struggle,” she repeated calmly, getting to her feet and wiping at the leaves and mud she had gotten on her trousers,
– No hubo forcejeo -repitió con calma, mientras se ponía en pie y se sacudía las hojas y el barro que se le habían quedado adheridos a los pantalones.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
I felt like a Mexican Juliet, trapped in a sordid struggle between Montagues and Capulets.
Me sentía como una Julieta mexicana, atrapada en una lucha sorda de Montescos y Capuletos.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
There were signs of a struggle in the nursing station, so we know that he didn't manage to sneak up behind her and knock her out with some lucky punch.
Había signos de lucha en el puesto de enfermería, de modo que sabemos que no se le acercó con sigilo por detrás y la dejó inconsciente de un puñetazo.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
When he opened her mouth she winced a little, but then he lifted her head and she began to struggle in earnest.
Cuando le abrió la boca ella se encogió un poco, pero luego cuando le levantó la cabeza empezó a luchar en serio.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
God, the Wreeds would say, wants us to love others as they are and also to struggle to help them fulfill their potential both should happen simultaneously.
Dios, dirían los wreeds, quiere que nos amemos tal y como somos y también que luchemos por ayudar al otro a alcanzar su potencial; las dos cosas deberían producirse simultáneamente.
Sawyer, Robert / Calculating GodSawyer, Robert / El calculo de Dios
El calculo de Dios
Sawyer, Robert
© 2002 by Ediciones B, S.A.
© 2000 by Robert Sawyer
Calculating God
Sawyer, Robert
© 2000 by Robert Sawyer
In its previous report, the Working Group noted that trade unions had become very active in promoting improvement of the labour situation through a hard and determined struggle against apartheid.
En su informe anterior, el Grupo observó que los sindicatos se hablan esforzado muy activamente por promover la mejora de la situación laboral mediante una lucha dura y determinada contra el apartheld.
© 2010 Naciones Unidas
© United Nations 2010
The rest of the dozen members of the group were fixed in their chairs, no one moving, their eyes locked on the tall man, as he struggled with the fears that buffeted around within him.
El resto del grupo estaba clavado en la silla, sin moverse, con la mirada fija en Larguirucho mientras éste combatía los temores que lo zarandeaban interiormente.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
They held me back, and I struggled and complained and pleaded, but all the time I knew that if I wanted, I could break free.
Me retuvieron y yo forcejeé, me quejé y supliqué, pero todo el rato sabía que si quería podría soltarme y acercarme a él.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
His hand still grasped Cato's and the powerful grip was almost painful as he struggled to keep a hold on the living world even as death gradually drew him away.
Su mano seguía agarrada a la de Cato con tanta fuerza que casi le hacía daño, y trataba desesperadamente de aferrarse al mundo de los vivos mientras que la muerte se lo llevaba poco a poco.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
She held on to him and struggled to her knees.
Maggie se aferró a él mientras trataba de ponerse de rodillas.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
He struggled to his feet and tried to lift the long bundle.
-Se levantó penosamente y trató de alzar el largo bulto.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
He was struggling ever harder now with his role, but his sense of duty would override his sense of self.
Estaba luchando incluso más que antes con su papel, pero su sentido del deber se sobrepondría a su ego.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
Turning around she saw the tiny, struggling tree.
Al volverse vio el pequeño árbol que crecía con dificultad.
Sebold, Alice / The Lovely BonesSebold, Alice / Desde Mi Cielo
Desde Mi Cielo
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 por Alice Sebold
© 2003 por Aurora Echevarria
© 2003 por Random House Mondadori, S. A.
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 by Alice Sebold

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'strʌɡlFeminine nounpelea; forcejeoExamples

there were signs of a struggle — había señales de haberse producido una pelea or un forcejeo
two men went up to him and a struggle broke out — dos hombres se acercaron a él y se desencadenó una pelea
he lost his glasses in the struggle — perdió las gafas en la pelea or refriega
to put up a struggle — oponer resistencia, forcejear
he handed over his wallet without a struggle — entregó su billetera sin oponer resistencia

User translations

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  1. 1.

    lucha por algo

    translation added by Marissa Zebadua
    Bronze en-es
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Collocations

struggle against
lucha contra
class struggle
lucha de clases
class struggle
lucha de clase
struggle against
combatirse
armed struggle
lucha armada

Word forms

struggle

verb
Basic forms
Paststruggled
Imperativestruggle
Present Participle (Participle I)struggling
Past Participle (Participle II)struggled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I strugglewe struggle
you struggleyou struggle
he/she/it strugglesthey struggle
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am strugglingwe are struggling
you are strugglingyou are struggling
he/she/it is strugglingthey are struggling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have struggledwe have struggled
you have struggledyou have struggled
he/she/it has struggledthey have struggled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been strugglingwe have been struggling
you have been strugglingyou have been struggling
he/she/it has been strugglingthey have been struggling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I struggledwe struggled
you struggledyou struggled
he/she/it struggledthey struggled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was strugglingwe were struggling
you were strugglingyou were struggling
he/she/it was strugglingthey were struggling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had struggledwe had struggled
you had struggledyou had struggled
he/she/it had struggledthey had struggled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been strugglingwe had been struggling
you had been strugglingyou had been struggling
he/she/it had been strugglingthey had been struggling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will strugglewe shall/will struggle
you will struggleyou will struggle
he/she/it will strugglethey will struggle
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be strugglingwe shall/will be struggling
you will be strugglingyou will be struggling
he/she/it will be strugglingthey will be struggling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have struggledwe shall/will have struggled
you will have struggledyou will have struggled
he/she/it will have struggledthey will have struggled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been strugglingwe shall/will have been struggling
you will have been strugglingyou will have been struggling
he/she/it will have been strugglingthey will have been struggling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would strugglewe should/would struggle
you would struggleyou would struggle
he/she/it would strugglethey would struggle
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be strugglingwe should/would be struggling
you would be strugglingyou would be struggling
he/she/it would be strugglingthey would be struggling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have struggledwe should/would have struggled
you would have struggledyou would have struggled
he/she/it would have struggledthey would have struggled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been strugglingwe should/would have been struggling
you would have been strugglingyou would have been struggling
he/she/it would have been strugglingthey would have been struggling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am struggledwe are struggled
you are struggledyou are struggled
he/she/it is struggledthey are struggled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being struggledwe are being struggled
you are being struggledyou are being struggled
he/she/it is being struggledthey are being struggled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been struggledwe have been struggled
you have been struggledyou have been struggled
he/she/it has been struggledthey have been struggled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was struggledwe were struggled
you were struggledyou were struggled
he/she/it was struggledthey were struggled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being struggledwe were being struggled
you were being struggledyou were being struggled
he/she/it was being struggledthey were being struggled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been struggledwe had been struggled
you had been struggledyou had been struggled
he/she/it had been struggledthey had been struggled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be struggledwe shall/will be struggled
you will be struggledyou will be struggled
he/she/it will be struggledthey will be struggled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been struggledwe shall/will have been struggled
you will have been struggledyou will have been struggled
he/she/it will have been struggledthey will have been struggled

struggle

noun
SingularPlural
Common casestrugglestruggles
Possessive casestruggle'sstruggles'