HyperDic: struggle

English > 7 senses of the word struggle:
NOUNactstruggle, battlean energetic attempt to achieve something
actstruggle, conflict, battlean open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
actstrugglestrenuous effort
VERBsocialstruggle, fightmake a strenuous or labored effort
contactstruggleto exert strenuous effort against opposition
motionstruggle, clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputterclimb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
competitionstruggle, contend, fightbe engaged in a fight
struggle > pronunciation
Soundsstrah'gahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > struggle: 7 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn energetic attempt to achieve something.
Example"getting through the crowd was a real struggle"
Synonymbattle
NarrowerduelAny struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)
joust, tiltA combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
scramble, scuffleAn unceremonious and disorganized struggle
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
Spanishbatalla, esfuerzo, lucha, pugna, puja
Catalanafany, batalla, lluita, pugna
Verbsstrugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
English > struggle: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals).
Synonymsconflict, battle
Narrowerclass struggle, class war, class warfareconflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes)
feudA bitter quarrel between two parties
fight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
pacification, counterinsurgencyactions taken by a government to defeat insurgency
rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprisingorganized opposition to authority
strifebitter conflict / conflict
tug-of-warAny hard struggle between equally matched groups
turf warA bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rights
war, warfareAn active struggle between competing entities
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishbatalla, conflicto, lucha, pugna
Catalanbatalla, conflicte, lluita, pugna
Verbsstrugglebe engaged in a fight
English > struggle: 7 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningstrenuous effort.
Example"the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
Narrowerwrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggleThe act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
Broadereffort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatUse of physical or mental energy
Spanishlucha
Catalanlluita
Verbsstruggleto exert strenuous effort against opposition
struggleclimb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
strugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
English > struggle: 7 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningmake a strenuous or labored effort.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She struggled for years to survive without welfare"
Synonymfight
NarrowerflounderBehave awkwardly
tug, labor, labour, push, drivestrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
Broadertry, seek, attempt, essay, assaymake an effort or attempt
Spanishbatallar, luchar, pugnar
Catalanbatallar, lluitar, pugnar
Nounsstrugglestrenuous effort
strugglean energetic attempt to achieve something
strugglera person who struggles / struggles with difficulties or with great effort
English > struggle: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningTo exert strenuous effort against opposition.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"he struggled to get free from the rope"
Broaderendeavor, endeavour, striveattempt by employing effort
Nounsstrugglestrenuous effort
strugglera person who struggles / struggles with difficulties or with great effort
English > struggle: 7 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningclimb awkwardly, as if by scrambling.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsclamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter
BroaderclimbMove with difficulty, by grasping
Spanisharrastrarse, chisporrotear, despellejar, encaramarse, luchar, trepar a gatas, trepar
Catalanpujar
Nounsstrugglestrenuous effort
English > struggle: 7 senses > verb 4, competition
MeaningBe engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymscontend, fight
Entailscompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Entailed bydefendBe on the defensive
Narrowerattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
bandyExchange blows
battle, combatBattle or contend against in or as if in a battle
bear downExert full strength
boxEngage in a boxing match
chicken-fight, chickenfightfight while sitting on somebody's shoulders
duelfight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman
engage, wagecarry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
fencefight with fencing swords
feudcarry out a feud
fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendfight against or resist strongly
fight backdefend oneself
fistfightfight with the fists
join battleEngage in a conflict
joustjoust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback
scuffle, tusslefight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
settle, get backGet one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
skirmishEngage in a skirmish
sparfight with spurs
tourneyEngage in a tourney
tugstruggle in opposition
warmake or wage war
wrestleEngage in a wrestling match
Spanishbatallar, combatir, esforzarse con denuedo, forcejear, lidiar, luchar, pelear, pugnar
Catalanbarallar-se, barallar, batallar, lluitar, pugnar
Nounsstrugglean open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

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