Struggle is defined as to do something with difficulty.
To remove (an outer covering); peel off:
To climb something by shinning it.
To throw together haphazardly; mix in a confused way; jumble
To climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; scramble.
To make hissing or spitting sounds, or to throw off particles in an explosive way, as something frying; sputter
To come upon accidentally or unexpectedly:
To keep repeating a particular sound involuntarily during speech.
To impale on or as if on a spit.
Find another word for sputtered. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sputtered, like: struggled, skinned, shinned, scrambled, clambered, spluttered, stumbled, stammered, spit, faltered and stuttered.