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Synonyms for wrestle
ˈrɛs əlwres·tle

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  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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  1. wrestleverb

    Synonyms:
    contend, strive, struggle

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  1. List of paraphrases for "wrestle":

    messwith

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How to use wrestle in a sentence?

  1. Cyrus Ching:

    I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

  2. 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?

  3. Alex Long:

    There wouldn't be such an outcry for help from the communities if there was so much change, last month, I had to wrestle a young man down because he tried to shoot someone in the head. There were four officers standing on the corner who walked in the opposite direction.

  4. Angela Kinsey:

    You can expect to see lots of wigs, lots of boobs, and horrible behavior, every single person gets slapped or slaps someone. We all throw champagne in each other’s faces. I mean I wrestle a pregnant woman while she’s stripping on a pole!

  5. Boris Johnson:

    If this virus were a physical assailant, an unexpected and invisible mugger, which I can tell you from personal experience it is, then this is the moment when we are beginning to wrestle it to the floor.


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