grappling

Definitions of grappling
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n 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
Type of:
struggle
strenuous effort

n the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down

Synonyms:
rassling, wrestling
Types:
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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
sumo
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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