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struggle

2 noun
     
struggle2 W3 [countable]
1 a long hard fight to get freedom, political rights etc
struggle for
a struggle for survival
a power struggle between forces favoring and opposing change
2 a long period of time in which you try to deal with a difficult problem
struggle with/against
She spoke of her struggles with shyness.
3 a fight between two people for something, or an attempt by one person to escape from the other:
Police said there were no signs of a struggle.
4

be a struggle (for somebody)

if something is a struggle, you find it very difficult to do

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