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  1. [noun] 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: wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle

  2. [verb] combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"

  3. [verb] engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years"

  4. [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: writhe, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist

  5. [verb] engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"


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