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struggle

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈstrʌɡl/
a hard effort or fight to do or get something: a struggle for sth There was a struggle for control of the company.a struggle against sth The struggle against drugs took up much of the police's time and manpower.
something that is extremely difficult to achieve: We completed the project, but it was a struggle.a struggle to do sth It has been a struggle to make the business profitable.
Translations of “struggle”
in Korean 투쟁, 싸움…
in Arabic نِضال, صِراع…
in Portuguese luta, esforço, briga…
in Catalan lluita, esforç, baralla…
in Japanese 苦闘, 奮闘, 苦心…
in Italian lotta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 努力, 奮鬥,努力,拼搏…
in Russian усилие, борьба…
in Turkish uğraşma, mücadele, savaş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 努力, 奋斗,努力,拼搏…
in Polish walka, szamotanina…
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