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Synonyms for wrestle
ˈrɛs əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle(verb)

    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. wrestle(verb)

    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. wrestle(verb)

    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, twist(verb)

    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. wrestle(verb)

    engage in a wrestling match

    "The children wrestled in the garden"

    Synonyms:
    worm, twist, writhe, wriggle, squirm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wrestle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    contend, strive, struggle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    messwith

How to pronounce wrestle?

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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to use wrestle in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Mark Thomas:

    The biggest issue that the guys have had to wrestle with is how you cope with extremely high temperatures that come into the engine when you're doing hypersonic speeds; so more than five times the speed of sound, 4,000 miles-per-hour. The temperature coming in at the front of the engine is a thousand degrees centigrade. And you have to be able to cool that air very rapidly to be able to do anything useful with it.

  3. Matthew Warren:

    The tension gets higher and the need to act gets more pressing, but the fundamentals that have slowed governments to date haven't gone away, that's what we're trying to wrestle with.

  4. 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?

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    People who wrestle with their consciences usually go for two falls out of three.


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