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1. the act of gripping or seizing, as in wrestling
2. (Tools) a hook used for securing something
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|Noun||1.||grappling - the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"|
struggle - strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
|2.||grappling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down|
contact sport - a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
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
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
full nelson - a wrestling hold in which the holder puts both arms under the opponent's arms and exerts pressure on the back of the neck (illegal in amateur wrestling)
takedown - (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position; "a takedown counts two points"
n (Sport inf) → Ringen nt