Definitions for struggle

Definitions for (noun) struggle

Main entry: struggle

Definition: strenuous effort

Usage: the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her

Main entry: struggle, battle

Definition: an energetic attempt to achieve something

Usage: getting through the crowd was a real struggle; he fought a battle for recognition

Main entry: battle, struggle, conflict

Definition: an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

Usage: the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph--Thomas Paine; police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

Definitions for (verb) struggle

Main entry: fight, contend, struggle

Definition: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

Usage: the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country

Main entry: struggle

Definition: to exert strenuous effort against opposition

Usage: he struggled to get free from the rope

Main entry: sputter, skin, scramble, shin, shinny, struggle, clamber

Definition: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Main entry: fight, struggle

Definition: make a strenuous or labored effort

Usage: She struggled for years to survive without welfare; He fought for breath

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