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struggle

 
Noun struggle has 3 senses
  1. struggle, battle - an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
    --1 is a kind of attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
    --1 has particulars: duel; scramble, scuffle; joust, tilt
    Derived form: verb struggle1
  2. conflict, struggle, battle - 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"
    --2 is a kind of group action
    --2 has particulars:
     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
    Derived form: verb struggle4
  3. struggle - strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
    --3 is a kind of
    effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
    --3 has particulars:
     wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle
    Derived forms: verb struggle3, verb struggle2, verb struggle1
Verb struggle has 4 senses
  1. fight, struggle - make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
    --1 is one way to try, seek, attempt, essay, assay
    Derived forms: noun struggle3, noun struggle1, noun struggler1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. struggle - to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
    --2 is one way to
    endeavor, endeavour, strive
    Derived forms: noun struggle3, noun struggler1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter - climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    --3 is one way to climb
    Derived form: noun struggle3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. fight, struggle - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"
    Derived form: noun struggle2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody
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