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struggles

Overview of noun struggle
1. struggle, battle -- (an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition")

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")

3. struggle -- (strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her")


Overview of verb struggle
1. fight, struggle -- (make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath")

2. struggle -- (to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope")

3. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter -- (climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling)

4. contend, fight, struggle -- (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")



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