struggle to (do something)

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struggle to (do something)

To have difficulty or put forth a strenuous effort to do something. The device has proven expensive to manufacture and hard to market, so the company has struggled to make a profit this fiscal year. I've been struggling to understand your reasoning.
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struggle to do something

to strive or battle to do something. She struggled hard to meet her deadlines. We had to struggle to make ends meet.
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References in classic literature ?
She turned without a word--they were both panting--and they went back to where the lady in white struggled to hold back the frightened pony.
Again Ponta struggled to get free, Joe held on, and the referee thrust them apart.
adults so far in 2014 report that in the last 12 months they have struggled to afford food for themselves or their families.
This year's decrease in the percentage of Americans reporting a struggle to afford food is a positive sign that the economic recovery now could be reaching those who previously struggled to afford the basics.
matters; struggled to understand evil, suffering, and death; felt angry
fifth of students (21%) reported that they frequently "struggled to
165), the statement "Ultrasonic perception may have developed as the frogs (Amolops tormotus) struggled to hear each other ..." cannot be true.
Put simply, social realist artists struggled to redeem themselves from the seeming perils of ivory tower isolation and an exclusively upper-class system of patronage by forging work that was both about and for poor and working-class people" (107).
Rozema and producer Alex Raffe originally struggled to secure funding for the project.
Rallies had been a part of the Square's history throughout the late 19th century, but during the Depression these rallies became larger and generally more violent, as police struggled to gain greater control over the growing crowds of protesters.
During those years, that community organized its common life in inter-racial extended family households, shared a poverty level budget, struggled to open the local Episcopal church liturgy to a charismatic spirituality and then to an African American sensibility, initiated co-operative enterprises facilitating low-income "takeovers" of their own rental units, and worked extensively with energetic younger people and hungry older people to develop relevant programs for their needs.
She struggled to persuade these feuding people that violence was not the only way to resolve conflict.
The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera will be appreciated by anyone who has struggled to reach freedom in a free land--the Cuban, the Haitian, the East German before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Throughout the film, Davis reminds us of the universality of our struggles, how every culture has struggled to "make sense of it all." The rapid-fire sequences in the film feature images that are brighter and clearer than her previous work and the camera movement is markedly slowed down.
The Bund and the OESRP told Jews to keep faith in Russia's future and in the Constituent Assembly, continued their protests against Bolshevik rule, and struggled to rebuild support among workers.(119) But they faced escalating repression.