struggle

  • 1 struggle — Ⅰ. struggle UK US /ˈstrʌgl/ noun [C] ► a hard effort or fight to do or get something: a struggle for sth »There was a struggle for control of the company. a struggle against sth »The struggle against drugs took up much of the police s time and… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Struggle — Strug gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Struggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Struggling}.] [OE. strogelen; cf. Icel. strj?ka to stroke, to beat, to flog, Sw. stryka to stroke, to strike, Dan. stryge, G. straucheln to stumble. Cf. {Stroll}.] 1. To strive, or to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Struggle — refers to a strenuous effort or to the act of making a strenuous or labored effort.It may also refer to: *Struggle, an album recorded by the folk singer Woody Guthrie. *Struggle, an album recorded by the alternative metal music group, Nonpoint.… …

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  • 4 Struggle — Título Struggle Ficha técnica Dirección Ruth Mader Guion Ruth Mader, Martin Leidenfrost, Barbara Albert Re …

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  • 5 struggle — [n] hard try; fight to win attempt, battle, brush, clash, combat, conflict, contest, effort, encounter, endeavor, essay, exertion, free for all*, grind, hassle, jam, jump, labor, long haul*, pains*, roughhouse*, row, scramble, set to*, skirmish,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Struggle — Strug gle, n. 1. A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress. [1913 Webster] 2. Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. Contest; contention; strife. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 struggle — vb strive, endeavor, essay, *attempt, try Analogous words: *contend, fight: compete, vie, *rival, emulate: toil, labor, work, travail (see corresponding nouns at WORK) struggle n striving, endeavor, essay, attempt, try (see under ATTEMPT vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 struggle — [strug′əl] vi. struggled, struggling [ME strogelen < ?] 1. to contend or fight violently with an opponent 2. to make great efforts or attempts; strive; labor 3. to make one s way with difficulty [to struggle through a thicket] vt. Rare …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 struggle — I noun affray, agitation, attempt, battle, broil, certamen, clash, combat, competition, conflict, confrontation, contention, contestation, controversy, disagreement, dissension, effort, encounter, endeavor, engagement, essay, exertion, feud,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 struggle — ► VERB 1) make forceful efforts to get free. 2) strive under difficult circumstances to do something. 3) make one s way with difficulty. 4) have difficulty in gaining recognition or a living. ► NOUN 1) an act of struggling. 2) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 struggle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 fight ADJECTIVE ▪ epic, great, life and death, titanic ▪ bitter, desperate, fierce, heroic, violent …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 struggle */*/ — I UK [ˈstrʌɡ(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms struggle : present tense I/you/we/they struggle he/she/it struggles present participle struggling past tense struggled past participle struggled 1) to try hard to do something that you find… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 struggle — strug|gle1 [ strʌgl ] verb intransitive ** 1. ) to try hard to do something that you find very difficult: He struggled a little at first, but he reads well now. struggle for: Andy was coughing and struggling for breath. struggle with: They ve had …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 struggle — I n. 1) to carry on, put up, wage a struggle 2) a bitter, desperate, fierce, frantic, violent; ceaseless, unending, unrelenting; internecine; life and death struggle 3) the class struggle 4) a struggle against, with; for (a struggle against… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 struggle — strug|gle1 [ˈstrʌgəl] v 1.) to try extremely hard to achieve something, even though it is very difficult struggle to do sth ▪ She s struggling to bring up a family alone. struggle with ▪ The airline is struggling with high costs. struggle for ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 struggle — [[t]strʌ̱g(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ struggles, struggling, struggled 1) VERB If you struggle to do something, you try hard to do it, even though other people or things may be making it difficult for you to succeed. [V prep] They had to struggle against all… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 struggle — 1 verb (I) 1 to try extremely hard to achieve something, even though it is very difficult and you have a lot of problems: struggle to do sth: She s struggling to bring up a family on a very low income. (+ for): a young artist struggling for… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 struggle*/ — [ˈstrʌg(ə)l] verb [I] I 1) to try hard to do something that is very difficult She was struggling to cope with her work.[/ex] a documentary about this species and its struggle for survival[/ex] 2) to try very hard to defeat someone or stop them… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 struggle — 01. The people of the region have been involved in a long [struggle] for freedom and democracy. 02. She s [struggling] to raise a family on a very low income. 03. He has been [struggling] with cancer since last year. 04. It is a [struggle] for me …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 struggle — struggler, n. strugglingly, adv. /strug euhl/, v., struggled, struggling, n. v.i. 1. to contend with an adversary or opposing force. 2. to contend resolutely with a task, problem, etc.; strive: to struggle for existence. 3. to advance with… …

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