To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent effort; to force; to constrain.
(Naut.) To sail on a reach
(Archaic) To try to achieve
To behave in a specified way when handled or processed:
To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
To work on something.
To labor continuously; work strenuously.
To bring, put, do, etc. by struggling
To move in this way
To work; toil
To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
To bring to bear; exercise:
To strive in combat; fight
To struggle or force a way by struggling
To engage in or as if in battle.
(Archaic) To try to seize or get control of by attacking.
(Intransitive) To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;—followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well.
To forget things; be forgetful
To leap lightly over.
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