Definition of strugle
1. struggle [ n ] an energetic attempt to achieve something
Examples: "getting through the crowd was a real struggle" "he fought a battle for recognition"
Berlin 's resilience is amazing , but if it has to hire its labor in the West the struggle will be hard indeed '' .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
This is the only case in modern history of a_people of Britannic origin submitting without continued struggle to what they view_as foreign domination .
(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Another great danger is that the emerging middle_class will feel itself increasingly alienated from the political_leaders who still justify their dominance by reference to the struggle for independence or the early phase of nationalism .Synonyms struggle battle Related Terms attempt duel scramble joust fight
2. struggle [ v ] make a strenuous or labored effort
Examples: "She struggled for years to survive without welfare" "He fought for breath"
(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
Jubal 's conversations coming and going - Jubal 's words troubled him most ; he studied them , compared them with what he had been taught as a nestling , struggling to bridge between languages , the one he thought with and the one he was learning to think in .
(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
He stood on the porch and watched him struggling with the heavy harness , and finally went over to help him .Synonyms struggle fight Related Terms try tug flounder competitiveness
3. struggle [ n ] an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
Examples: "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Anyone 's identification with an international struggle , whether warlike or peaceful , requires absurd oversimplification and intense emotional involvement .Synonyms struggle conflict battle Related Terms group_action fight war rebellion strife tug-of-war feud turf_war counterinsurgency counterinsurgency class_struggle battle
4. struggle [ v ] to exert strenuous effort against opposition
Examples: "he struggled to get free from the rope"
(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
There are signs that it has struggled for days to escape and that in a frenzy of hunger , pain , and fear , it has all_but eaten off its own leg .Synonyms struggle Related Terms fight endeavor wrestle scuffle
5. struggle [ v ] climb awkwardly, as if by scramblingUsed in print:
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Dropping to one knee , Cook felled one , and the other struggled off with his comrade , sending no further fire in his direction .Synonyms clamber scramble struggle skin shinny sputter shin Related Terms climb
6. struggle [ v ] be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
Examples: "the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting"
(The Christian Science Monitor...)
It is ironic that Washington is having to struggle so for a concept that for six years it bypassed as unreasonable .Synonyms fight struggle Related Terms fight attack engage battle fight_back skirmish fistfight tourney bandy join_battle war spar tug bear_down chicken-fight feud settle duel fence box tussle wrestle chicken_fight joust repel fight conflict combatant fighter compete
7. struggle [ n ] strenuous effort
Examples: "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The Istiqlal found that the spontaneous solidarity of the independence struggle was not easily transposed to the more concrete , precise problems of internal politics .Synonyms struggle Related Terms effort wrestle jihad clamber
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