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hand-to-hand struggle, grappling, grapple, wrestling, wrestle
n. the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"

Verbs (9)

wrestle
v. engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years"
wrestle
v. combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
wrestle
v. engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"
writhe, worm, wrestle, squirm, wriggle, twist
v. 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"

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Fuzzynyms (42)

work out, work, exercise
v. give a workout to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"
contend, vie, compete
v. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
contend, vie, compete
v. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
struggle, fight, contend
v. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
wrestle
v. combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
wring
v. twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
spar
v. fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring"
spar
v. fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring"
tussle, muss
v. make messy or untidy; "the child mussed up my hair"
wrestle
v. engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"
curl, loop, coil
v. wind around something in coils or loops
work
v. move into or onto; "work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck"
sway, rock
v. cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
creep, crawl
v. move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
slide, slither
v. to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly; "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"
thresh, flail
v. move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing"
toss, flip
v. lightly throw to see which side comes up; "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"
thrash
v. beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
wiggle, joggle, jiggle
v. move to and fro; "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"
play
v. shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
scrap
v. make into scrap or refuse; "scrap the old airplane and sell the parts"
scrap
v. make into scrap or refuse; "scrap the old airplane and sell the parts"
struggle
v. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
deal
v. behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly with his employees"

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