Textual thesaurus for "struggle"

(noun) battle

an energetic attempt to achieve something

getting through the crowd was a real struggle; he fought a battle for recognition

(noun) battle, conflict

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

(verb) fight, contend

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

(verb) sputter, skin, scramble, shin, shinny, clamber

climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

(verb) fight

make a strenuous or labored effort

She struggled for years to survive without welfare; He fought for breath