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Synonyms for wrestle
ˈrɛs əl

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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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Often when we are least expecting it, Life sets up a really tough challenge to test our courage and our ability to fight. We mustn't pretend that nothing has happened, but instead must stand up and face the reality with utmost Courage. We must accept the facts that the Challenge is never going to wait, and that the flow of Life does not reverse. At such testing moments in life, Courage is what enables us to stand up, face the challenge and overcome all odds. Courage is what truly makes us who we are, as we wrestle with our demons to triumph. Good luck, my Friend.

  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. 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.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

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

  5. Cyrus Ching:

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

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