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struggle

strug·gle

struggle

 
 
pronunciation:
struh gl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: struggled, struggles, struggling
definition 1: to fight with a difficult problem or situation.
He struggled with his math homework all night.
similar words:
battle, fight, labor, sweat
definition 2: to make a strong effort; to try hard.
He struggled not to cry.
similar words:
attempt, push, strain, try
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a fight.
There was a long struggle between the management of the company and the labor union.
synonyms:
conflict, fight