What is another word for wrestling?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈɛslɪŋ] (IPA)

Wrestling is a physical contact sport that involves grappling techniques such as takedowns, pins, and locks. The sport often features in popular culture and is often associated with strength and athleticism. There are several synonyms for wrestling that are related to this contact sport, such as grappling, Jujutsu, Sumo, and Pankration. Grappling encompasses all forms of wrestling and is the most general term used to describe the sport. Jiu-jitsu or Jujutsu is a martial art that originated in Japan and is a close relative of wrestling. Sumo wrestling is a Japanese sport that focuses on pushing opponents out of a ring or off a platform. Pankration is an ancient Greek martial art that combines wrestling and boxing techniques.

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What are the hypernyms for Wrestling?

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  • Other hypernyms:

    grappling, martial art, combat sport, athletic activity, competitive sport, physical sport.

Usage examples for Wrestling

"They might ha' been playing-you know-wrestling-and it might 'a' happened so," said Charlie.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
wrestling on the Sabbath evening!
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Must it dog him to his grave, even though he had won through by days of anguish and hours of wrestling in the silent night?
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Wrestling

  • The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
    Marcus Aurelius
  • I used to be fond of Indian arm wrestling.
    Leslie Fiedler
  • I certainly would have regretted not getting into wrestling. It's been very lucrative for me and I've been fortunate to get into it and make money and not do anything stupid where I invested in something that collapsed.
    Owen Hart
  • I find too often in the wrestling business, you just wrestle, get to the hotel, make your money. Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself to enjoy my life and not just rush through.
    Owen Hart
  • I owe a lot to my dad, just for having provided the wrestling business for us to get into.
    Owen Hart

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