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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 resist by waving the arms and legs and wriggling the body.
He struggled to break free of the girls who were tickling him.
antonyms:
give up
similar words:
fight, flail, resist
definition 2: to make a strong effort.
He struggled to hold back his tears.
synonyms:
endeavor, strive
similar words:
attempt, exert oneself, push, strain, try
definition 3: to go forward by using great energy.
They struggled through the deep snow.
synonyms:
flounder, labor, toil
similar words:
plod, push, trudge
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of struggling.
It was a struggle to free myself from my brother's grip.
similar words:
difficulty, war
definition 2: a fight; combat.
There was a struggle between two boys in the hallway.
synonyms:
clash, conflict, contest, fight
similar words:
combat, war