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Noun: wrestling  re-s(u-)ling
  1. The act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
    "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully";
    - wrestle, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle
  2. The sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
    - rassling, grappling
Verb: wrestle  re-sul
  1. Combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
    "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
  2. Engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
    "I wrestled with this decision for years"
  3. Move in a twisting or contorted motion (esp. when struggling)
    "The prisoner wrestled in discomfort";
    - writhe, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist
  4. Engage in a wrestling match
    "The children wrestled in the garden"

Derived forms: wrestlings

Type of: battle, combat, consider, contact sport, debate, deliberate, fight, moot, move, struggle, turn over

Encyclopedia: Wrestling