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Dictionary definition for: Struggle

1. (n) an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle" "he fought a battle for recognition"

2. (v) make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare" "He fought for breath"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"

5. (n) strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"

6. (v) climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

7. (v) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting"

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