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  Definition of struggle
  1. strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
  2. an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
  3. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
  4. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"
  5. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
  6. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  7. make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
Similar Words: battle, conflict, fight, clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter

 

See Also: repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back

 

Hyponyms: wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, duel, scramble, scuffle, joust, tilt, class struggle, class war, class warfare, rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising, pacification, counterinsurgency, strife, tug-of-war, turf war, fight, fighting, combat, scrap, feud, war, warfare, bear down, fistfight, join battle, tug, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend, settle, get back, battle, attack, assail, chicken-fight, chickenfight, tourney, skirmish, bandy, fence, box, spar, tussle, engage, wage, labor, labour, push, drive, flounder

 

Entailments: compete, vie, contend

 

Derivational Morphology: clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter, fight, battle, combat, conflict, bout, engagement, fighting, scrap, combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper, fighter aircraft, attack aircraft, struggler, competitiveness

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: stryd   Chinese: 掙扎  
Danish: kamp   Dutch: gevecht  
Finnish: taistelu   French: lutte  
German: Kampf   Greek: αγώνας  
Hungarian: küzdelem   Italian: lotta  
Japanese: 奮闘   Korean: 투쟁  
Portuguese: luta   Russian: борьба  
Spanish: lucha   Swedish: kamp  
Telugu: పోరాటం  
 
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