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Strove
From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon


"Gordon strove over to a cooking pot, squatted beside it and began to eat ravenously."

-The Daughter of Erlik Khan

strove1.

[strōv]

DEFINITION

past of strive

strive2.

[strīv]

VERB

strove (past tense)

to make great efforts

to struggle or fight vigorously:

synonyms: try (hard) · attempt · endeavor · aim · venture ·

make an effort · exert oneself · do one's best · do all one can · do one's utmost · labor · work · go all out · give it one's best shot · pull out all the stops · essay · struggle · fight · battle · combat · campaign · crusade

ORIGIN

Middle English: shortening of Old French estriver; related to estrif ‘strife.’

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