strive against

strive against (something)

To put forth a great and tenacious effort to prevent or oppose something. My great-grandfather gave his life striving against tyranny and oppression. The local community has been striving against the economic decline with a number of initiatives to keep people employed.
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strive against something

to work against something. He worked hard, striving against failure at every turn. Things were difficult. I had to strive against quitting almost every day.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Heroes looks at the feats, quests, love affairs, betrayals and triumphs of Perseus, Theseus and Heracles (to name but three) as they strive against the odds, and sometimes the gods, to rid the world of the mythical beasts and monsters.
And, while it is important for Muslim countries to unite and denounce attacks - be they in Europe, the Americas, or Asia - it is important for Pakistan to look within and strive against those spreading vitriol with the aim of peace and tolerance, thereby ultimately achieving the security necessary to invite economic development.
It says: 'So obey not the disbelievers and strive against them by means of it (the Qur'an) a great striving.' All other forms of Jihad are lesser Jihad to this Great Jihad.
Rather than helping ex-prisoners avoid violence, gain jobs and remake their lives, this expression of skepticism worsens the odds they strive against.
He added that businesses at times do have challenges but it was up to the entrepreneur to make sure they strive against the odds and make their products appealing to the consumers.
Alla ud Din Mari stressed upon international assistance and support in building more dams, technical education centers and tourism which could boom provincial economy, The Balochistan Government has been utilizing all available resource to revamp the plight of Health and Education, while our keen strive against corruption is underway to r-track all government department to utilize resources in right direction.
Javed Iqbal vowed that NAB would continue to strive against the menace of corruption till its complete eradication and said that first time in 70 years of Pakistan, the Bureau held the bigwigs, which were given unlimited power, accountable for looting and plundering the public exchequer merciless instead of up-keeping merit and transparency.
In fact, those challenges and difficulties, which you will encounter, can be your stepping stone to strive against all the negativities in life.
Conference Series with the noble cause of joining hands with the medical and healthcare associations in their strive against health epidemics, to equip them with the necessary knowledge of novel trends in healthcare and to provide continuing education, organise medical and healthcare conferences across America, Europe and Asia with more than 1000 scientific societies.
The PPP (Shaheed Bhutto) will continue to strive against capitalists and feudalism system wherein some richest people have full control over all national assets while poor are becoming poorer after each passing day, said Mukhtar Ahmed while speaking at a news conference at Peshawar press club.
He asked the people of occupied Kashmir to maintain unity among their ranks and said that they should organize mass movement and strive against this troublesome situation to frustrate all such nefarious and inhuman designs as had been done in the past.
The statement pointed to Sudanese people strive against the public order laws, saying that personal freedom is an inherent right guaranteed by all international laws and norms.
We must strive against the onslaught of collective amnesia and dementia by taking a lesson from these ruins.
The reason why Allah loves human beings more than the angels is that angels simply obey Allah's commands, while human beings strive against satan and earthly desires and believe in the mysteries without seeing Him.