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struggle



I - noun
1. an energetic attempt to achieve something (Freq. 16)
- getting through the crowd was a real struggle
- he fought a battle for recognition
Syn:
battle
Hypernyms:
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
Hyponyms:
duel, scramble, scuffle, joust, tilt
2. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals) (Freq. 11)
- "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
- police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
Syn:
conflict, battle
Derivationally related forms:
battle (for: battle)
Hypernyms:
group action
Hyponyms:
class struggle, class war, class warfare, rebellion, insurrection,
revolt, rising, uprising, pacification, counterinsurgency, strife,
tug-of-war, turf war, fight, fighting, combat, scrap,
feud, war, warfare
3. strenuous effort (Freq. 1)
- the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her
Hypernyms:
effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
Hyponyms:
wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle

II - verb
1. make a strenuous or labored effort (Freq. 13)
- She struggled for years to survive without welfare
- He fought for breath
Syn:
fight
Derivationally related forms:
struggler, fight (for: fight)
Hypernyms:
try, seek, attempt, essay, assay
Hyponyms:
tug, labor, labour, push, drive, flounder
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
2. to exert strenuous effort against opposition (Freq. 7)
- he struggled to get free from the rope
Derivationally related forms:
struggler
Hypernyms:
endeavor, endeavour, strive
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
3. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling (Freq. 3)
Syn:
clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter
Derivationally related forms:
clamber (for: clamber)
Hypernyms:
climb
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
4. be engaged in a fight;
carry on a fight (Freq. 2)
- the tribesmen fought each other
- Siblings are always fighting
- Militant groups are contending for control of the country
Syn:
contend, fight
See Also:
fight off (for: fight)
Derivationally related forms:
fight (for: fight), fighter (for: fight), fighting (for: fight)
Hyponyms:
bear down, fistfight, join battle, tug, fight,
oppose, fight back, fight down, defend, settle, get back,
battle, combat, war, attack, assail, duel,
joust, chicken-fight, chickenfight, tourney, feud, skirmish,
bandy, fence, box, spar, scuffle, tussle,
wrestle, engage, wage
Entailment:
compete, vie, contend
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP

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