1. [ noun ] the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
Synonyms: wrestling hand-to-hand_struggle grapple wrestle

"they had a fierce wrestle" "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"

Related terms: struggle grapple wrestle
2. [ noun ] taking the bull by the horns
Synonyms: confronting coping_with tackling braving
Related terms: attempt face tackle
3. [ noun ] (sport) the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
Synonyms: wrestling rassling
Related terms: sport contact_sport flying_mare sumo professional_wrestling wrestling_hold takedown full_nelson grapple
Similar spelling:   grappelli