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Labor pains; pains of childbirth
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  1. Labor pains; pains of childbirth
  2. Hardship; trouble
  3. Work, especially when arduous or involving painful effort; toil.
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
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  1. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
  2. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
  3. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
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  1. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
  2. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
  3. A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
An expenditure of physical or mental effort.
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  1. An expenditure of physical or mental effort.
  2. Energetic activity; effort
  3. The act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise
Stress or force
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  1. Stress or force
  2. The tone, tenor, or substance of a verbal utterance or of a particular action or behavior:
  3. A kind or sort:
To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
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  1. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
  2. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
  3. To make great efforts; try very hard
To hold onto something with a grapple:
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  1. To hold onto something with a grapple:
  2. To use a grapple or similar device, as for dragging.
  3. To struggle or try to cope (with)
Shakespeare
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  1. Shakespeare
  2. (Obs.) To match equally
  3. To contend or strive, especially on even terms or with success:
To melt or render (fat, etc.) to get (the oil)
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  1. To melt or render (fat, etc.) to get (the oil)
  2. To make an effort; strive:
  3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
To take part in a battle; fight
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  1. To take part in a battle; fight
  2. To struggle; contend
  3. To oppose as in a battle; fight
To act or work in order to eliminate, curtail, or stop:
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  1. To act or work in order to eliminate, curtail, or stop:
  2. To engage in fighting; contend or struggle.
  3. To oppose in battle; fight against.
To hold to be a fact; assert
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  1. To hold to be a fact; assert
  2. To strive in combat; fight
  3. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
To engage (another) in or as if in formal combat.
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  1. To engage (another) in or as if in formal combat.
  2. To oppose actively and forcefully.
  3. To fight a duel with (a person or persons)
To wage or carry on (a battle).
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  1. To wage or carry on (a battle).
  2. To contend with or oppose with violence or in battle.
  3. To engage in or carry on (a war, conflict, case, etc.)
To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
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  1. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
  2. To dispute, argue, contend, attack, etc.
  3. To engage in a combat or struggle; fight:
To wage or carry on warfare.
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  1. To wage or carry on warfare.
  2. To be in a state of hostility or rivalry; contend.
  3. To carry on war; engage in military conflict
To move, lift, maneuver, etc. with great physical effort
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  1. To move, lift, maneuver, etc. with great physical effort
  2. To struggle (with a problem, an opposing force, etc.)
  3. To struggle or fight with by wrestling; wrestle with
The using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power
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  1. The using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power
  2. A try, esp. a hard try; attempt; endeavor
  3. The force needed by a machine in order to accomplish work on a load.
A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
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  1. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
  2. An earnest attempt or effort
  3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
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  1. The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
  2. The act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise
  3. Energetic activity; effort
(Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
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  1. (Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
  2. Great care or effort:
  3. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
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  1. The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
  2. Extreme or laborious effort, exertion, or work:
  3. A wrench, twist, or other physical injury resulting from excessive tension, effort, or use.
A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
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  1. A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
  2. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
  3. A condition of pain, disease, or malfunction:
The time, effort, or trouble taken in doing something:
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  1. The time, effort, or trouble taken in doing something:
Vigorous physical effort, as that used in scrubbing or polishing something
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  1. Vigorous physical effort, as that used in scrubbing or polishing something
  2. (Idiomatic) Effort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.
  3. Strenuous physical labor and effort.
Any fight or struggle; conflict
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  1. Any fight or struggle; conflict
  2. A protracted controversy or struggle:
  3. Armed fighting; combat or war
The person or persons against whom one competes
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  1. The person or persons against whom one competes
  2. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
  3. (Ecology) The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
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  1. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
  2. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
  3. A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
A series of such competitions for horses, cars, etc. on a regular course
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  1. A series of such competitions for horses, cars, etc. on a regular course
  2. A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course:
  3. Any contest or competition likened to a race
The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals.
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  1. The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals.
  2. In economics, rivalry is a characteristic of a good. Rivalrous goods are those which can be consumed by only one person at the same time -- for example, a candy bar or a suit; a non-rivalrous good may be provided to more consumers at a very low marginal cost for each additional consumer.
  3. The act of rivaling or the fact or condition of being a rival or rivals; competition
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
Any power struggle between two parties
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  1. Any power struggle between two parties
  2. Alternative spelling of tug of war.
The period of such conflict.
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  1. The period of such conflict.
  2. (Obs.) A battle
  3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
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  1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
  2. Conflict or struggle of any kind
  3. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
Belligerence.
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  1. Belligerence.
  2. The state of being at war or being engaged in a warlike conflict.
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
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  1. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
  2. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
  3. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
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  1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  2. A conflict between armed forces
  3. A focused comparison:
An expression of enmity and ill will; hostile act
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  1. An expression of enmity and ill will; hostile act
  2. The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity.
  3. Acts of war; overt warfare.
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
The period of such conflict.
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  1. The period of such conflict.
  2. Military operations as a profession or science
  3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
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  1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
  2. Conflict or struggle of any kind
  3. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
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