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  Words related to struggle

Related / Similar Words: battle, conflict, fight, clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter

 

Definition:
  • strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her";
  • an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition";
  • 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";
  • be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting";
  • to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope";
  • climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling;
  • make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath";

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    See Also: repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back

     

    Hyponyms: wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, duel, scramble, scuffle, joust, tilt, 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, bear down, fistfight, join battle, tug, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend, settle, get back, battle, attack, assail, chicken-fight, chickenfight, tourney, skirmish, bandy, fence, box, spar, tussle, engage, wage, labor, labour, push, drive, flounder

     

    Entailments: compete, vie, contend

     

    Derivational Morphology: clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter, fight, battle, combat, conflict, bout, engagement, fighting, scrap, combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper, fighter aircraft, attack aircraft, struggler, competitiveness

     

    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: stryd   Chinese: 掙扎  
    Danish: kamp   Dutch: gevecht  
    Finnish: taistelu   French: lutte  
    German: Kampf   Greek: αγώνας  
    Hungarian: küzdelem   Italian: lotta  
    Japanese: 奮闘   Korean: 투쟁  
    Portuguese: luta   Russian: борьба  
    Spanish: lucha   Swedish: kamp  
    Telugu: పోరాటం  
     
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