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Adjective
Final, as a last resort
Adjective
In unfortunate circumstances, especially having financial difficulty
Adjective
In difficulty or facing problems
Adjective
Under a great deal of strain and worry
Adjective
Lacking an advantage relative to another
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Causing great physical or mental pain
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Adjective
Besieged
Verb
Contending for a title or championship
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“During the regular season and playoffs, teams will struggle against each other to win the championship.”
Verb
Present participle for to strive in pursuit of a goal
“I would struggle to learn Japanese for the best part of five years until it finally clicked.”
Verb
Present participle for to engage in forceful or violent confrontations
“Jesse and Chester would struggle with each other over a misunderstanding about what the tattoos on their back read.”
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Present participle for to engage in conflict
“The Allies would struggle against the Axis powers over several years during the Second World War.”
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Present participle for to rise in opposition
“William Wallace would rally his fellow Scotsmen to struggle against their oppressors.”
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Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to be facing difficulties in pursuit of a goal
“The company would struggle finding new markets to expand into.”
Noun
The state or condition of being difficult
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Earnest, prolonged, and industrious effort
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State in which one is simply surviving or trying to
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The activity or condition of striving to gain superiority over others
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The arousing of public concern or action about an issue
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