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A sport in which two competitors attempt to unbalance, control, or immobilize each other by various holds and maneuvers.
(Wrestling) any of certain sports in which the contestants fight each other according to various rules governing holds and usually forbidding blows with the closed fist. The principal object is to overcome the opponent either by throwing or pinning him to the ground or by causing him to submit. See freestyle, Graeco-Roman, sumo
1. a sport in which two opponents struggle hand to hand in order to pin or press each other's shoulders to the mat or ground, with the style and rules differing greatly between amateur and professional matches.
2. the act of a person who wrestles.
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|Noun||1.||wrestling - 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.||wrestling - 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"
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