HyperDic: wrestle

English > 5 senses of the word wrestle:
VERBcompetitionwrestlecombat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
communicationwrestleengage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
motionwrestle, writhe, wriggle, worm, squirm, twistto move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling / struggling / struggling)
contactwrestleengage in a wrestling match
NOUNactwrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand strugglethe act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
wrestle > pronunciation
Soundsreh'sahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > wrestle: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat.
Example"they had a fierce wrestle"
Synonymswrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle
Broaderstrugglestrenuous effort
Spanishacareamiento, careo, confrontación, lucha libre, lucha
Catalanacarament, confrontació, lluita lliure, lluita
Verbswrestleengage in a wrestling match
English > wrestle: 5 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningcombat to overcome an opposing tendency or force.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
Broaderbattle, combatBattle or contend against in or as if in a battle
Spanishluchar
Nounswrestlercombatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
English > wrestle: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningEngage in deep thought, consideration, or debate.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
ModelSam wants to wrestle with Sue
Example"I wrestled with this decision for years"
Broaderconsider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberatethink about carefully
Spanishluchar
English > wrestle: 5 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningTo move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling / struggling / struggling).
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymswrithe, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist
Narrowerwrenchmake a sudden twisting motion
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishretorcerse, retorcer, serpentear, torcer, trenzar, zigzaguear
Catalancargolar-se, retorçar, retòrcer, serpejar, serpentejar, torçar, tòrcer, trenar
English > wrestle: 5 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningEngage in a wrestling match.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The children wrestled in the garden"
Narrowermudwrestle, mud-wrestlewrestle in mud
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanishluchar
Nounswrestle, wrestlingthe act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
wrestlingthe sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down

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