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To strive in pursuit of a goal
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“I would struggle to learn Japanese for the best part of five years until it finally clicked.”
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To engage in forceful or violent confrontations
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“Jesse and Chester would struggle with each other over a misunderstanding about what the tattoos on their back read.”
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To engage in conflict
“The Allies would struggle against the Axis powers over several years during the Second World War.”
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To rise in opposition
“William Wallace would rally his fellow Scotsmen to struggle against their oppressors.”
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To engage in competition
“During the regular season and playoffs, teams will struggle against each other to win the championship.”
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To act or proceed laboriously or clumsily
“Not being athletically gifted, I would struggle through my first day of trying to ski on the slopes.”
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To be facing difficulties in pursuit of a goal
“The company would struggle finding new markets to expand into.”
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(followed by for) To look for or seek
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To move past someone or something with force
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To engage in a competition or contest
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Make twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body
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To work in an organized and active way towards a particular goal
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Be very frugal
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To cause anguish or distress to
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To succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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To direct one's hopes or ambitions towards achieving something
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Choke or retch
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A significantly difficult task or experience
“Life was a struggle for me when I first graduated from university as it took me a while to find a decent job commensurate with my qualifications.”
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Great effort expended towards a particular goal or aim
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“Steven's continued struggle for freedom would captivate the nation.”
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A forceful or violent confrontation
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“A struggle escalated quickly between Ron Burgundy's gang, the evening news team and competing networks.”
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A conflict or war
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“Though outnumbered and overpowered, pride would ensure that the army's struggle against opposing forces would continue.”
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An opposition or mutiny
“The Three Amigos would aid the villagers in their struggle against the evil El Guapo.”
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A contest or competition
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“Up to fifteen elite strummers would compete in the struggle to be crowned the official Air Guitar World Champion.”
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The use of force or violence to oppose someone or something
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Irritating inconvenience
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A situation that is difficult or dangerous
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An event or action that causes pain or suffering
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The separation, alignment or orientation of something into two opposed poles
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A mistake arising from or resulting in confusion
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Pain
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A (usually secret) plan for achieving one's goal
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One's past or history
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