What does the word Strove mean?

Usage examples for Strove

  1. In the light of that single ray he strove to think clearly. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  2. Andrew's tense face did not relax; he strove to push past her without a word, but Fanny stood before him. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  3. Steve strove to shout again; but the words failed him, and he only uttered a hoarse cry. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn