struggle for (something)

struggle for (something)

To have difficulty or put forth a strenuous effort to achieve, obtain, devise, or produce something. I struggled for words when they presented me the award. I used to be able to crank out a new book every year, but lately I've been struggling for ideas.
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struggle for something

to strive to obtain something. I was struggling for a law degree when I won the lottery. I had to struggle for everything that came my way.
See also: struggle