People are struggling through economic woes and financial angst.
The governor appears to be feeling pretty confident about 2016, despite Bridgegate and a struggling economy in New Jersey.
In the era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice.
late 14c., probably a frequentative form, of uncertain origin. Skeat suggests Old Norse strugr "ill will;" others suggest a connection to Dutch struikelen, German straucheln "to stumble." Related: Struggled; struggling.
1690s, from struggle (v.).