Definitions of struggle

  1. To use great efforts with twistings or coutortions of body; to strive; to contend; to labour in pain; to be in agony.
  2. To put forth great effort; contend; strive.
  3. To make great efforts with contortions of the body: to make great exertions: to contend: to labor in pain: to be in agony or distress.
  4. To make violent efforts; contend; endeavor.
  5. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; " the tribesmen fought each other"; " Siblings are always fighting"
  6. make a strenuous or labored effort; " She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; " He fought for breath"
  7. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; " he struggled to get free from the rope"
  8. To use violent efforts with twistings of the body; to use great efforts or exertions; to strive; to contend; to labour hard.
  9. 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"
  10. strenuous effort; " the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
  11. To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.
  12. To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity.
  13. To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.
  14. A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.
  15. Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil.
  16. Contest; contention; strife.
  17. A violent effort or endeavor; contest; strife; sometimes, war or battle.
  18. Struggler.
  19. A violent effort with contortions of the body: great labor: agony.
  20. A violent effort; great labor; agony.
  21. Forcible effort to obtain an object or to avoid an evil; contest; contention; agony; contortions of extreme distress.
  22. Violent efforts, with twistings of the body; great efforts to attain an object or to avoid an evil; contest; contortions of extreme distress.