"wrestles" in the noun sense
1. wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle
the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
"they had a fierce wrestle"
"we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
"wrestles" in the verb sense
combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
"He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
"I wrestled with this decision for years"
3. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist
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"
engage in a wrestling match
"The children wrestled in the garden"
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