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verb as in struggle physically or mentally with something

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Example Sentences

She squinted, blinked sporadically, and tilted her head, as if straining to wrestle answers from her brain.

Regardless of how one wrestles with Noam Chomsky, one does always wrestle, leaving the bout much smarter and stronger.

“We do have to wrestle with the fact that the army already has them on the ground,” she said.

A recently released app invites users to wrestle with the text of a modern classic.

Erudite is trying to wrestle control of the government away from Abnegation via nefarious schemes.

The children never wrestle or pull each other about, either in sport or earnest.

The Widow crept noiselessly out of the room, and left her to wrestle with her grief as she could.

I had the right to expect from her the mild interest attached to those who wrestle with their misfortune.

A most trying thing it was to a man who carried the burden of the future in his soul—to have to wrestle with an obstinate stomach!

He had not a sufficient grasp upon his mighty subject—nor for that matter had he freedom to get by himself and wrestle it out.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wrestle, such as: contend, grapple, scuffle, strive, tangle, and tussle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.