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Definitions and Synonyms of wrestle | Another word for wrestle | What is wrestle?

Definition 1: the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat - [noun denoting act]

Samples where wrestle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had a fierce wrestle
  • we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully

Synonyms for wrestle in the sense of this definition

(wrestle is a kind of ...) strenuous effort

"the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"

Definition 2: engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate - [verb of communication]

Samples where wrestle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I wrestled with this decision for years

(wrestle is a kind of ...) think about carefully; weigh

"They considered the possibility of a strike" "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

Definition 3: combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force - [verb of competition]

Samples where wrestle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority

(wrestle is a kind of ...) battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

"The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq" "We must combat the prejudices against other races" "they battled over the budget"

Definition 4: engage in a wrestling match - [verb of contact]

Samples where wrestle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children wrestled in the garden

(wrestle is a kind of ...) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting" "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

(... is a kind of wrestle ) wrestle in mud

"some people enjoy watching people who mudwrestle"

Definition 5: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling) - [verb of motion]

Samples where wrestle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
  • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

Synonyms for wrestle in the sense of this definition

(wrestle is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of wrestle ) make a sudden twisting motion

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