Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wrestle

1 sense of wrestle

Sense 1
wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle -- (the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully")
       => struggle -- (strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wrestle

4 senses of wrestle

Sense 1
wrestle -- (combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority")
       => battle, combat -- (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")

Sense 2
wrestle -- (engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years")
       => consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate -- (think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind")

Sense 3
writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist -- (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")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 4
wrestle -- (engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden")
       => contend, fight, struggle -- (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")

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