wrestle - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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present tense
present participlewrestling
past tensewrestled
past participlewrestled
  1. 1
    to fight by holding and pushing someone but without hitting with your fists, especially as a sport
  2. 2
    to take, pull, or hold something with difficulty

    I wrestled the map from his hands.

    wrestle with:

    His fingers wrestled with the knot for some time.

phrasal verbs