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1wrestle

verb wres·tle \ˈre-səl, ˈra-\

: to fight (someone) by holding and pushing instead of by hitting, kicking, or punching

: to fight in the sport of wrestling

: to struggle to move, deal with, or control something

wres·tledwres·tling \ˈres-liŋ, ˈras-; ˈre-səl-iŋ, ˈra-\

Full Definition of WRESTLE

intransitive verb
1
:  to contend by grappling with and striving to trip or throw an opponent down or off balance
2
:  to combat an opposing tendency or force <wrestling with his conscience>
3
:  to engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
4
:  to engage in or as if in a violent or determined struggle <wrestling with cumbersome luggage>
transitive verb
1
a :  to engage in (a match, bout, or fall) in wrestling
b :  to wrestle with <wrestle an alligator>
2
:  to move, maneuver, or force with difficulty
wres·tler \ˈres-lər, ˈras-; ˈre-səl-ər, ˈra-\ noun

Examples of WRESTLE

  1. They'll be wrestling each other for the championship.
  2. They'll be wrestling with each other for the championship.

Origin of WRESTLE

Middle English wrastlen, wrestlen, from Old English wrǣstlian, frequentative of wrǣstan
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with WRESTLE

2wrestle

noun

Definition of WRESTLE

:  the action or an instance of wrestling :  struggle; especially :  a wrestling bout

First Known Use of WRESTLE

1593

Rhymes with WRESTLE

WRESTLE Defined for Kids

1wrestle

verb wres·tle \ˈre-səl\
wres·tledwres·tling

Definition of WRESTLE for Kids

1
:  to fight by grasping and attempting to turn, trip, or throw down an opponent or to prevent the opponent from being able to move
2
:  to struggle to deal with <He's wrestling with a problem.>
wres·tler \ˈre-slər\ noun

2wrestle

noun

Definition of WRESTLE for Kids

:  2struggle 1

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