HyperDic: wrestling

English > 2 senses of the word wrestling:
NOUNactwrestling, wrestle, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand strugglethe act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
actwrestling, rassling, grapplingthe sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
wrestling > pronunciation
Soundsreh'sahlihng; reh'slihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > wrestling: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat.
Example "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
Synonymswrestle, 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 > wrestling: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down.
Synonymsrassling, grappling
Category offull nelsonA wrestling hold in which the holder puts both arms under the opponent's arms and exerts pressure on the back of the neck (illegal in amateur wrestling)
takedown(amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position
Partswrestling holdA hold used in the sport of wrestling
NarrowerGreco-Roman wrestlingA style of wrestling where the wrestlers are forbidden to tackle or trip or use holds / holds below the waist
flying mareA wrestling maneuver
professional wrestlingwrestling for money
sumoA Japanese form of wrestling
Broadercontact sportA sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
Spanishagarre, lucha
Catalanlluita
Verbswrestleengage in a wrestling match

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