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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strug′l, v.i. to make great efforts with contortions of the body: to make great exertions: to contend: to labour in pain: to be in agony or distress.—n. a violent effort with contortions of the body: great labour: agony.—n. Strugg′ler, one who struggles, strives, or contends. [Skeat explains M. E. strogelen as a weakened form of an assumed strokelen, a freq. verb, from Ice. strok-, stem of strokinn, pa.p. of strjúka, to strike; cf. Ice. strokka, to churn, also Sw. stryka, to strike.]
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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
The numerical value of struggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of struggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I won't back down. My response is: struggle until victory or struggle until death.
This is a fateful struggle, a close struggle. We must close this gap. We can close this gap.
This is a fateful struggle, a close struggle, we must close the gap, it is possible to close this gap.
To live is to be among men, and to be among men is to struggle, a struggle not only with them but with oneself; with their passions, but also with one's own.
Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
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- كفاح, كافح, نضال, النArabic
- змаганне, бітва, змагацца, біцца, бой, барацьбаBelarusian
- боря, битка, бия, борбаBulgarian
- lluitaCatalan, Valencian
- zápasit, boj, zápas, bitvaCzech
- kamp, kæmpeDanish
- tun, Kampf, durchbeißenGerman
- esforzarse con denuedo, lucha, lucharSpanish
- پیکار, کلنجارPersian
- kamppailla, taistelu, ponnistellaFinnish
- lutte, combattre, s'efforcer, lutterFrench
- iomairtScottish Gaelic
- viaskodik, harcol, küzdelem, küzdHungarian
- lotta, lottareItalian
- 闘争, 奮闘Japanese
- خهبات, تێکۆشانKurdish
- takaoraoratanga, tāruketanga, oke, hōkariri, takaoraora, tāruke, okeoke, tawhetatanga, parawhetawheta, nonoke, nonoketangaMāori
- борба, бориMacedonian
- gevecht, moeite hebben met, strijd, worstelen, vechtenDutch
- streve, kjempe, slåss, sliteNorwegian
- bój, walka, bić, bitwa, walczyćPolish
- debater-se, luta, lutarPortuguese
- zbate, luptaRomanian
- битва, бороться, биться, бой, сражаться, борьба, дратьсяRussian
- битка, boj, борба, bitka, borba, boriti, бој, боритиSerbo-Croatian
- bitka, biť, zápas, bojovať, bojSlovak
- borba, boriti, bojSlovene
- kamp, kämpaSwedish
- mücadele etmekTurkish
- битися, боротьба, битва, боротися, бійUkrainian
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