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English noun: struggle

1. struggle (act) an energetic attempt to achieve something


SamplesGetting through the crowd was a real struggle.
He fought a battle for recognition.


Synonymsbattle


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


Narrower (hyponym)duel, joust, scramble, scuffle, tilt

2. struggle (act) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)


SamplesThe harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.
Police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs.


Synonymsbattle, conflict


Broader (hypernym)group action


Narrower (hyponym)class struggle, class war, class warfare, combat, counterinsurgency, feud, fight, fighting, insurrection, pacification, rebellion, revolt, rising, scrap, strife, tug-of-war, turf war, uprising, war, warfare

3. struggle (act) strenuous effort


SamplesThe struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her.


Broader (hypernym)effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail


Narrower (hyponym)grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, wrestle, wrestling


English verb: struggle

1. struggle (social) make a strenuous or labored effort


SamplesShe struggled for years to survive without welfare.
He fought for breath.


Synonymsfight


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)assay, attempt, essay, seek, try


Narrower (hyponym)drive, flounder, labor, labour, push, tug

2. struggle (contact) to exert strenuous effort against opposition


SamplesHe struggled to get free from the rope.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)endeavor, endeavour, strive

3. struggle (motion) climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling


Synonymsclamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)climb

4. struggle (competition) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight


SamplesThe tribesmen fought each other.
Siblings are always fighting.
Militant groups are contending for control of the country.


Synonymscontend, fight


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)assail, attack, bandy, battle, bear down, box, chicken-fight, chickenfight, combat, defend, duel, engage, fence, feud, fight, fight back, fight back, fight down, fistfight, get back, join battle, joust, oppose, scuffle, settle, skirmish, spar, tourney, tug, tussle, wage, war, wrestle


Entailcompete, contend, vie









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