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intransitive verbstriven, strove, strived
1(try hard)to strive for / after sth — luchar / esforzarse por alcanzar algo
- he strives after perfection — lucha / se esfuerza por alcanzar la perfección
- to strive to + inf — esforzarse por + inf
- they strive to please their customers — se esfuerzan por complacer a sus clientes
- he strove to save his marriage — trató por todos los medios de salvar su matrimonio
- Kirk and company are always striving to improve themselves, yet they revel in humanity's inefficiencies and imperfections.
- "We continually strive to improve, to satisfy our guests, " he said.
- The blood bank must continuously strive to maintain supply as 1.2 million people across the country have never given blood.
- AMD's processors are often the budget favorite, though the company continuously strives to make faster chips.
- Some people are perfectionists, constantly striving for excellence.
- In an imperfect world, imperfect people are striving to achieve perfection.
- Women also strive mightily to repair these things in their flawed sons.
- We're also striving to maintain average e-mail response times at 24 hours or less.
- Rats and monkeys made dependent on cocaine will always strive hard to get more.
- We are not doing a solo act striving for peace and justice.
- Any community that meets resistance always strives harder to prove its worth and value to society.
- We are striving to achieve sustainable and sensible use of the world's resources.
- You strive for perfection and worry when things don't turn out just so.
- And with these all as a background, one should earnestly strive to keep the unity of the Spirit.
- The City is also striving to ensure that its documentation is completed and submitted on time.
- You can always hit a purer shot, do better, strive for perfection.
- The company is continually striving to develop and cultivate its presence as a viable force in the dairy industry.
- Remember that your greatest ethical responsibility is to constantly strive for excellence in everything you do.
- Nevertheless, for major issues the Whips still strive to ensure a good attendance.
- For that is what the Renaissance really was about - striving to achieve knowledge.
2literary(struggle)to strive against sth — luchar contra algo
- God said to Moses, do not strive against me, or you will die; by faith only can this tribe be saved.
- This left a very tense closely fought final set with both teams striving to win out.
- I couldn't believe I was off the boat - the thing sailors strive against at all times.
- I also believe the public intellectual has a position in the community that has to be fought for, striven for.
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