Definitions for struggleˈstrʌg əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
strug•gleˈstrʌg əl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling
(v.i.)to contend vigorously with an adversary or adverse conditions.
to contend resolutely with a task or problem.
to make strenuous efforts; strive.
to advance with great effort:
to struggle through heavy snow.
(v.t.)to bring, put, etc., by struggling.
to make (one's way) with great effort.
(n.)an act or instance of struggling.
a war, fight, conflict, or contest of any kind.
Origin of struggle:
1350–1400; ME struglen, stroglen, freq. v. (see -le ) formed on a base of obscure orig.
an energetic attempt to achieve something
"getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
conflict, struggle, battle(noun)
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"
"the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
make a strenuous or labored effort
"She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
to exert strenuous effort against opposition
"he struggled to get free from the rope"
clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter(verb)
climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
contend, fight, struggle(verb)
be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
"the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to try hard to do sth difficult
He struggled to overcome his learning difficulties.; Fish are struggling for survival in the lake.
to try hard to end or prevent sth
to struggle against racism
to move when this is difficult
She struggled out from under the bed where she had hidden.
to fight with sb
The two men struggled, trying to grab the gun.
to argue with sb
rival political groups struggling for power; the family's struggle to succeed; his struggle for recognition; a power struggle within the government; The man was killed in a struggle outside the club.
strife, contention, great effort
to strive, to labour in difficulty, to fight (for or against), to contend.
During the centuries, the people of Ireland struggled constantly to assert their right to govern themselves.
to strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body
to use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity
to labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress
a violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress
great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil
contest; contention; strife
Struggle is the first album released by the four-piece alternative metal music group, Nonpoint. It was released through the now defunct independent label, Jugular Records. Several of the songs were later re-used on the band's next album, Statement. The album was reissued under the title Separate Yourself: The Beginning 1997-1998 and is still available for purchase either at concerts or via the band's website.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2711
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4009
Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Nouns Frequency: #1040
Rank popularity for the word 'struggle' in Verbs Frequency: #496
Translations for struggle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to twist violently when trying to free oneself
The child struggled in his arms.
- worstel, spookAfrikaans
- يُحاوِل الإفْلات بِعُنْفArabic
- мъча сеBulgarian
- debater-sePortuguese (BR)
- zmítat seCzech
- vride sig; stritte imodDanish
- αγωνίζομαι, παλεύωGreek
- luchar, forcejearSpanish
- مبارزه كردنFarsi
- se débattreFrench
- हाथ-पैर मारनाHindi
- otimati se, opirati seCroatian
- brjótast umIcelandic
- grumtis, stengtis ištrūktiLithuanian
- turēties/cīnīties pretīLatvian
- stritte mot, kjempe, slåssNorwegian
- walczyć, wyrywać sięPolish
- مبارزه كردنPersian
- مبارزه کولPashto
- a se zbateRomanian
- zmietať saSlovak
- otepati seSlovenian
- migoljiti seSerbian
- streta, sprattla, kämpaSwedish
- çabalamak, çırpınmakTurkish
- 掙扎Chinese (Trad.)
- битися, відбиватисяUkrainian
- ہاتھ پیر مارناUrdu
- vẫy vùng, vật lộnVietnamese
- 挣扎Chinese (Simp.)
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