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struggle


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Struggle  \Strug"gle\,  n. 
  1.  A  violent  effort  or  efforts  with  contortions  of  the  body; 
  agony;  distress. 
 
  2.  Great  labor;  forcible  effort  to  obtain  an  object,  or  to 
  avert  an  evil.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Contest;  contention;  strife. 
 
  An  honest  might  look  upon  the  struggle  with 
  indifference.  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  Endeavor;  effort;  contest;  labor;  difficulty. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  make  efforts,  with  a  twisting,  or  with 
  contortions  of  the  body. 
 
  2.  To  use  great  efforts;  to  labor  hard;  to  strive;  to  contend 
  forcibly;  as  to  struggle  to  save  one's  life;  to  struggle 
  with  the  waves;  to  struggle  with  adversity. 
 
  The  brave  men,  living  and  dead,  who  struggled  here 
  have  consecrated  it  [Gettysburg]  far  above  our  power 
  to  add  or  detract.  --Lincoln. 
 
  3.  To  labor  in  pain  or  anguish;  to  be  in  agony;  to  labor  in 
  any  kind  of  difficulty  or  distress. 
 
  'T  is  wisdom  to  beware,  And  better  shun  the  bait 
  than  struggle  in  the  snare.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  strive;  contend;  labor;  endeavor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  struggle 
  n  1:  an  energetic  attempt  to  achieve  something  "getting  through 
  the  crowd  was  a  real  struggle";  "he  fought  a  battle  for 
  recognition"  [syn:  {battle}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {conflict}, 
  {battle}] 
  3:  strenuous  effort;  "the  struggle  to  get  through  the  crowd 
  exhausted  her" 
  v  1:  make  a  strenuous  or  labored  effort;  "She  struggled  for  years 
  to  survive  without  welfare";  "He  fought  for  breath" 
  [syn:  {fight}] 
  2:  to  exert  strenuous  effort  against  opposition;  "he  struggled 
  to  get  free  from  the  rope" 
  3:  climb  awkwardly,  as  if  by  scrambling  [syn:  {clamber},  {scramble}, 
  {shin},  {shinny},  {skin},  {sputter}] 
  4:  be  engaged  in  a  fight;  carry  on  a  fight;  "the  tribesmen 
  fought  each  other;"  "Siblings  are  always  fighting"  [syn:  {fight}] 




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