Definitions of grappling
  1. noun
    the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
    “we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully”
    synonyms: grapple, hand-to-hand struggle, wrestle, wrestling
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    type of:
    strenuous effort
  2. noun
    the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
    synonyms: rassling, wrestling
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    flying mare
    a wrestling maneuver
    Greco-Roman wrestling
    a style of wrestling where the wrestlers are forbidden to tackle or trip or use holds below the waist
    professional wrestling
    wrestling for money
    a Japanese form of wrestling; you lose if you are forced out of a small ring or if any part of your body (other than your feet) touches the ground
    type of:
    contact sport
    a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
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