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verb [intransitive] strive pronunciation in American English /straɪv/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlestriving
past tensestrove or strived
past participlestriven or strived
  1. to make a lot of effort to achieve something
    strive to do something: We strive to be accurate, but some mistakes are inevitable.
    strive for: women who were striving for more freedom


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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