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struggle

verb

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1 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually
  • each week I would struggle through my piano lesson, keenly aware that I wasn't getting any better

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struggle

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of struggle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a forceful effort to reach a goal or objective
  • a performer's long struggle to achieve success

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2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
  • there was a struggle between the armed robber and the shopkeeper, and the gun went off

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3 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another
  • her staunchest supporters in her struggle for the office

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The first known use of struggle was in the 14th century

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“Struggle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/struggle. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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