struggle against

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struggle against (someone or something)

1. To exert a lot of physical energy to overcome someone or some force, barrier, or restriction. I struggled against the handcuffs, but there was no way to get out of them. The wind was blowing so hard that I had to struggle against the door to get it open. The criminal struggled against the two police officers as they led him away to the squad car.
2. To make a strenuous, determined effort to resist, overcome, or fight against someone or something. The rebels have been struggling against the regime for nearly a decade. Our country has struggled against many difficulties since gaining independence, but we've always managed to persevere. I know she's been struggling against addiction for a number or years.
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struggle against someone or something

to strive or battle against someone or something. There is no point in struggling against me. I will win out. He struggled against the disease for a year before he died.
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References in classic literature ?
To struggle against it, in their exhausted condition, was impossible, so cowering under an impending rock at the foot of a steep mountain, they prepared themselves for that wretched fate which seemed inevitable.
ISLAMABAD -- Nearly 2000 Ulema, belonging to different schools of thoughts, have issued decree declaring armed struggle against state of Pakistan and suicide attacks forbidden and 'un-Islamic'.
Summary: Report claims Tunisian president called Iran the 'sole hope for struggle against Israel'
The Albanian Opposition Council announced that it terminated the activities for uniting all political forces in the struggle against BDI-PDSH rivals.
The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) in Occupied Jerusalem has omitted all texts and pictures that are related to Palestine and the struggle against the occupation from Palestinian school books before its distribution.
The author covers the phenomenon of adapting against domination, power and majority rule, the stakes of political conflict, the conflict between democracy and republicanism, the concept of a world government and the struggle against it, resisting domination across borders, and the politics of domination and the political struggle against it over the bookAEs seven chapters.
That's why we always call for Russia's role in the struggle against terrorism in Libya and the creation of strong army," Maiteeq said.
Contract notice: Care And Maintenance Of Fire Safety Systems, Means Of Struggle Against Fire And Video Surveillance
He said attack on the university in Charsadda was an offense against Islam, Pakistan and education, adding that it was the need of the hour to jointly struggle against enemies of Islam.
BRUSSELS, Oct 10 (KUNA) -- The Norwegian Nobel Committee Friday decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
The competition involves feature detective/criminal theme films, detective TV series, TV production (documentary, TV program, news) by themes: struggle against terrorism, fight against corruption, struggle against different types of crime, struggle against illegal drug smuggling, common citizens and public organizations struggling for civil rights, military service, duty and patriotism, etc.
He was an inspirational leader who never gave up or compromised on his struggle against the evil of apartheid" Khan stated here in a condolence statement adding, "His persistence inspired the world and led him and his party to victory over the brutal apartheid system".
military servicemen continued struggle against terrorism with the aim of ensuring security of the international community and their
Manmohan Singh on Tuesday condemned the twin blasts in Boston and expressed solidarity with the United States in the struggle against terrorism.
The struggle against those who set mosques on fire is not between leftists and settlers," he said, "it is a struggle against zealots.