struggle

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. strive, strain, endeavor, contend, labor; flounder, writhe, squirm; fight, battle. —n. endeavor, effort, contention, es-say; fight, conflict, warfare. See exertion.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A fight]
Syn. conflict, contest, strife; see fight 1 .
See Synonym Study at fight .
2. [Effort]
Syn. exertion, strain, travail; see effort 1 , 2 .
v.
Syn. strive, grapple, cope, try; see fight 1 .
See Synonym Study at try .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. effort exertion, strain, labor, toil, striving, work, grind, *long haul, *never ending battle, trial.
2. conflict fight, contention, battle, tug of war, strife, war, tussle, rivalry, combat.
ANT.: 1. a cake-walk, *a snap, *a breeze
II
v.
1. strain exert, labor, toil, put in great effort, strive, work, *break one's back, *bust one's hump, *work like a dog, sweat, *plug away, *fight an uphill battle.
2. conflict contend, fight, battle, fight a tug of war, war, combat, vie, grapple, tussle, wrestle, wrangle.
ANT.: 1. hardly break a sweat, *breeze through, *coast through. 2. harmonize, reach accord, make peace, unite
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To strive in opposition: battle, combat, contend, duel, fight, tilt, war, wrestle. See CONFLICT. II noun 1. The use of energy to do something: effort, endeavor, exertion, pain (used in plural), strain1, striving, trouble, while. Informal: elbow grease. See WORK. 2. A vying with others for victory or supremacy: battle, competition, contest, corrivalry, race, rivalry, strife, striving, tug of war, war, warfare. See CONFLICT. 3. A state of open, prolonged fighting: belligerency, conflict, confrontation, hostility (used in plural), strife, war, warfare. See CONFLICT.

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