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Synonyms for wrestle
ˈrɛs əlwres·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat

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

    Synonyms:
    grappling hook, wrestling, clamshell, rassling, hand-to-hand struggle, grappling, grapple, grappling iron, grappler, grapnel

  2. wrestleverb

    combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force

    "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"

    Synonyms:
    worm, twist, writhe, wriggle, squirm

  3. wrestleverb

    engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate

    "I wrestled with this decision for years"

    Synonyms:
    worm, twist, writhe, wriggle, squirm

  4. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twistverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    turn, sophisticate, squirm, pervert, sprain, rick, twist, bend, wrick, wrench, wind, distort, curve, deform, convolute, worm, twist around, twine, flex, wriggle, writhe

  5. wrestleverb

    engage in a wrestling match

    "The children wrestled in the garden"

    Synonyms:
    worm, twist, writhe, wriggle, squirm

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wrestleverb

    Synonyms:
    contend, strive, struggle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wrestle":

    messwith

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How to use wrestle in a sentence?

  1. Uma Thurman:

    Harvey assaulted me but that didn’t kill me, what really got me about the crash was that it was a cheap shot. I had been through so many rings of fire by that point. I had really always felt a connection to the greater good in my work with Quentin and most of what I allowed to happen to me and what I participated in was kind of like a horrible mud wrestle with a very angry brother. But at least I had some say, you know?

  2. Jake Tapper:

    Yeah, I mean this is something that I wrestle with every day … which is I have not booked, since the election, anyone who’s engaged in these lies. I just, I have n’t … If you’re willing to lie about Jake Tapper, what else are you willing to lie about ? And why should my viewers listen to you ? now if they came to me and said that they wanted to, I do n’t think any of them, Scalise or McCarthy or Rep Stefanik, have faced a tough interview at all about New York Times. So I might be willing to interview one of them to talk about this, to talk about their election lies and what they’re doing. But I ’m not asking for the interview and they’re not eager to do it, no.

  3. Jim Inhofe:

    The national security problems we face are wicked and complex; we wrestle with them constantly on this committee, what I cannot support are nominees who reduce complex national security conversations to partisan soundbites.

  4. Lora Waraksa:

    He would wrestle with them. He really got into that, the wrestling and playing. He'd carry them around on his back.

  5. Jinger Duggar:

    I'm like,' Okay, I can not put up with what the tabloids are saying today, I can't put up with other people's opinions of even family relationships, what they say about my family,' that's painful to hear and so in those times I just have to go back to,' Okay, wait I'm not defined by what everyone's saying today, I'm not defined by these things, my identity is only found in Jesus Christ and because of who I am in Jesus Christ now, it doesn't matter.' I don't have to worry about other people's opinions of me and I think that's something that I wrestle with and I think my family wrestles with.


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