grapple, struggle with, contend with, scuffle, perform in a wrestling bout, wrassle*, tangle*, grunt and growl*, trade holds*, tussle*; see also fight 2.
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To contend with an opponent at close quarters, as by attempting to throw him or her:
To strive in opposition: