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struggle

noun

1 struggle

An energetic attempt to achieve something:
— Getting through the crowd was a real struggle.

synonym: battle.

Roget 686: exertion, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt, spirt; stroke of work, stitch of work.    ... show more

Roget 675: essay, trial, endeavor, attempt; aim, struggle, venture, adventure, speculation, coup d'essai [Fr.], debut; probation etc. (experiment) ... show more

Polish: batalia



2 struggle

An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals).

synonyms: battle, conflict.

Roget 720: contention, strife; contest, contestation; struggle; belligerency; opposition etc. 708.    controversy, polemics; debate etc. (discussion) ... show more

Dutch: conflict, incident, slag, strijd, veldslag, zeeslag
Polish: konflikt, konfrontacja

3 struggle

Strenuous effort.

Dutch: gevecht

verb

1 struggle

Make a strenuous or labored effort:
— She struggled for years to survive without welfare.

synonym: fight.

Roget 704: be difficult etc. adj.; run one hard, go against the grain, try one's patience, put one out; put to one's shifts, put to one's wit's end; go hard with one, try one; pose, perplex etc. ... show more

Dutch: moeite hebben met, worstelen

2 struggle

To exert strenuous effort against opposition.

3 struggle

Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling.

synonyms: clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter.

4 struggle

Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.

synonyms: contend, fight.

Roget 720: contend; contest, strive, struggle, scramble, wrestle; spar, square; exchange blows, exchange fisticuffs; fib, justle, tussle, tilt, ... show more

Dutch: worstelen, kampen, knokken, matten, strijden, vechten


Moby thesaurus: Kilkenny cats, action, aerial combat, affray, agonize, aim, altercation, argument, armored combat, assay, attempt, battle, battle royal, be determined, be hard put, beat about, bickering, blunder, box, brawl ... show more.

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