English - Vietnamese Dictionary
struggle /'strʌgl/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự đấu tranh; cuộc đấu tranh, cuộc chiến đấu
- the struggle for independence: cuộc đấu tranh giành độc lập
- the struggle for existence: cuộc đấu tranh sinh tồn
- nội động từ
- đấu tranh, chống lại
- to struggle against imperialism: đấu tranh chống chủ nghĩa đế quốc
- vùng vẫy; vật lộn
- the child struggled and kicked: đứa trẻ vùng vẫy và đạp
- to struggle for one's living: vận lộn kiếm sống
- to struggle with a mathematical problem: đánh vật với một bài toán
- cố gắng, gắng sức
- to struggle to express oneself: cố gắng diễn đạt, cố gắng phát biểu ý kiến (về một vấn đề gì)
- di chuyển một cách khó khăn, len qua
- to struggle through the crowd: len qua đám đông
+an energetic attempt to achieve something
+an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
+make a strenuous or labored effort
+to exert strenuous effort against opposition
+climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
+be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
Advanced English Dictionary
1 strive, strain, expend energy, exert oneself, labour, endeavour, try, attempt:
He struggled to keep his head above water.
2 contend, fight, wrestle, battle:
They struggled against the twin odds of poverty and sickness.
3 wriggle, wiggle, squirm, writhe, twist, worm:
She finally struggled free of the ropes.
4 effort, exertion, strain; toil, work, travail, labour, drudgery, striving, struggling:
Earning even a humble living was a struggle in those days. Was the outcome worth the struggle?
5 contention, competition, contest, battle, fight, tussle, match, clash, encounter, strife:
The struggle between good and evil continues.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (for sth) to try very hard to do sth when it is difficult or when there are a lot of problems: [V] a country struggling for independence + Shona struggled for breath. + life as a struggling artist (= one who is very poor) + [V to inf] They struggled just to pay their bills. + She struggled for 10 years to achieve success as an actress.
2 [V +adv./prep.] to move somewhere or do sth with difficulty: I struggled up the hill with the heavy bags. + Paul struggled out of his wheelchair. + She had to struggle into the tight dress.
3 [V] ~ (against / with sb/sth) to fight against sb/sth in order to prevent a bad situation or result: He struggled against cancer for two years. + Lisa struggled with her conscience before talking to the police.
4 [V] ~ (with sb) to fight sb or try to get away from them: Ben and Jack struggled together on the grass. + I struggled and screamed for help. + James was hit in the mouth as he struggled with the raiders. + How did she manage to struggle free?
5 [V] ~ (with sb) (for sth) to compete or argue with sb, especially in order to get sth: rival leaders struggling for power
Phrasal Verbs: struggle along / on to continue in spite of problems: The business struggled along for some time. + Life is hard but we all have to struggle on.
1 [C] ~ (with sb) (for / against sth)
~ (with sb) (to do sth)
~ (between A and B) a hard fight in which people try to obtain or achieve sth, especially sth that sb else does not want them to have: a power / leadership struggle + a struggle for freedom / independence + the struggle between good and evil + He is engaged in a bitter struggle with his rival to get control of the company. + She will not give up her children without a struggle. + Three teams are locked in a struggle for this year's title.
2 [C] a physical fight between two people or groups of people, especially when one of them is trying to escape, or to get sth from the other: There were no signs of a struggle at the murder scene. + After a short struggle, I managed to get the knife away from him.
3 [sing.] ~ (to do sth) something that is difficult for you to do or achieve: It was a real struggle to be ready on time. + They face an uphill struggle to get to the finals of the competition.
great, life-and-death, titanic | bitter, desperate, fierce, heroic, violent
There were the sounds of a desperate struggle.
The UN supported what it saw as the just struggle of an oppressed people.
| unequal | armed
The group supported the armed struggle against the dictator.
| class, internecine
Marx wrote about the class struggle.
| economic, ideological, leadership, political, power, revolutionary
VERB + STRUGGLE
begin, put up, take up
If someone snatched your bag, would you put up a struggle? They took up the struggle against racism.
| be engaged/locked in, carry on, wage
species engaged in a life-or-death struggle with the ever-changing environment
STRUGGLE + VERB
ensue, take place | continue, go on | intensify
in a/the ~
One of the security guards was hurt in the struggle.
| without a ~
She won't give up without a struggle.
| ~ against
the struggle against fascism
| ~ between
the struggle between good and evil
| ~ for
the long struggle for democracy
| ~ over
a struggle over the property
| ~ with
He was involved in a struggle with the police.
a sign of a struggle
The police said that there was no sign of a struggle by the murder victim.
| years of struggle
After 150 years of struggle against brutal colonial rule, the country won its independence.
2 great effort
desperate, great, hard, real, uphill
It will be an uphill struggle to maintain exports at the current level.
| long | ceaseless, constant, endless | unequal
VERB + STRUGGLE
We had a real struggle to get everything into the suitcase.
| give up
I've given up the unequal struggle to keep my house tidy.
a bit of a struggle
It was a bit of a struggle for me to get there so early. verb
1 try very hard to do sth
desperately, hard, manfully, painfully, really, valiantly
He struggled desperately to get to the shore. He struggled hard to keep the boat upright.
| a little | constantly | on
She struggled on despite the pain.
VERB + STRUGGLE
The small boat struggled against the waves.
| along, down, for
Shona struggled for breath.
The family struggled through the next few years.
They struggled up the hill.
I'm really struggling with this essay.
struggle to your feet
She struggled to her feet and set off after him.
2 have great difficulties
The team struggled badly last season.
I was unemployed and struggling financially.
3 fight sb/try to get away from them
fiercely, furiously, violently
She struggled furiously but could not get away.
Ben and Jack struggled together on the grass.
struggling against her attacker
He was hit in the mouth as he struggled with the raiders.
The attacker's victim managed to struggle free.
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