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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

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