Synonyms for wrestle

Synonyms for (noun) wrestle

Synonyms: grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, wrestle, wrestling

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

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

Similar words: struggle

Definition: strenuous effort

Usage: the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her

Synonyms for (verb) wrestle

Synonyms: wrestle

Definition: engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate

Usage: I wrestled with this decision for years

Similar words: debate, deliberate, consider, moot, turn over

Definition: think about carefully; weigh

Usage: They considered the possibility of a strike; Turn the proposal over in your mind


Synonyms: wrestle

Definition: combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force

Usage: He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority

Similar words: combat, battle

Definition: battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

Usage: The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq; We must combat the prejudices against other races; they battled over the budget


Synonyms: wrestle

Definition: engage in a wrestling match

Usage: The children wrestled in the garden

Similar words: fight, contend, struggle

Definition: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

Usage: the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country


Synonyms: worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe, twist, squirm

Definition: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

Usage: The prisoner writhed in discomfort; The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right