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    struggle

    struggle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word struggle

    Definition
    (noun) an energetic attempt to achieve something
    Synonyms : battle
    Example Sentence
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
    Definition
    (noun) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    Synonyms : battle , conflict
    Example Sentence
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
    Definition
    (noun) strenuous effort
    Example Sentence
    • the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her
    Definition
    (verb) make a strenuous or labored effort
    Synonyms : fight
    Example Sentence
    • She struggled for years to survive without welfare
    • He fought for breath
    Definition
    (verb) to exert strenuous effort against opposition
    Example Sentence
    • he struggled to get free from the rope
    Definition
    (verb) climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    Synonyms : clamber , scramble , shin , shinny , skin , sputter
    Definition
    (verb) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
    Synonyms : contend , fight
    Example Sentence
    • the tribesmen fought each other
    • Siblings are always fighting
    • Militant groups are contending for control of the country
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