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synonyms for wrestle

  • contend
  • grapple
  • scuffle
  • strive
  • tangle
  • tussle
  • battle
  • combat
  • endeavor
  • essay
  • exert
  • fight
  • grunt
  • strain
  • work
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antonyms for wrestle

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  • agree
  • idle
  • laze
  • make peace
  • rest
  • surrender
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How to use wrestle in a sentence

The children never wrestle or pull each other about, either in sport or earnest.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The Widow crept noiselessly out of the room, and left her to wrestle with her grief as she could.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
I had the right to expect from her the mild interest attached to those who wrestle with their misfortune.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
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!
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
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.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
In an instant more the two enemies had clinched in a wrestle for life and death, and fell struggling to the deck.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
After which festivities Thyrsis bid farewell to his family once more, and went away to wrestle with his angel.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
When sin rages in our body and we through the Spirit wrestle against it, then we have cause for hope.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
But the spirit of humanity which breathed through his policy had to wrestle with difficulties both at home and abroad.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, VOLUME VIII (OF 8)JOHN RICHARD GREEN
In a case where a prince had been enchanted, the feat was to wrestle with him three nights in succession.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WRESTLE

  • agitate
  • argue
  • clamor
  • combat
  • contend
  • contest
  • dispute
  • feud
  • oppugn
  • skirmish
  • strive
  • tug
  • war
  • wrestle
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