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Overview of noun struggle

The noun struggle has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (16) struggle, battle

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

2. (11) conflict, struggle, battle

(an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"

3. (1) struggle

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


Overview of verb struggle

The verb struggle has 4 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (13) fight, struggle

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

2. (7) struggle

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

3. (3) clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter

(climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling)

4. (2) contend, fight, struggle

(be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country")

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