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wrestle

play
verb wres·tle \ˈre-səl, ˈra-\

Simple Definition of wrestle

  • : 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

Full Definition of wrestle

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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to contend by grappling with and striving to trip or throw an opponent down or off balance

  3. 2 :  to combat an opposing tendency or force <wrestling with his conscience>

  4. 3 :  to engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate

  5. 4 :  to engage in or as if in a violent or determined struggle <wrestling with cumbersome luggage>

  6. transitive verb
  7. 1 a :  to engage in (a match, bout, or fall) in wrestling b :  to wrestle with <wrestle an alligator>

  8. 2 :  to move, maneuver, or force with difficulty

wres·tler play \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


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wrestle

noun wres·tle

Definition of wrestle

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



1593

First Known Use of wrestle

1593

Rhymes with wrestle



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