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Synonyms of wrestle

Noun


1. wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, struggle

usage: the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"

Verb


1. wrestle, battle, combat

usage: combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"

2. wrestle, consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate

usage: engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years"

3. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist, move

usage: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"

4. wrestle, contend, fight, struggle

usage: engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"

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