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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wrestle

wrestled

wrestling

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

wrestler

play \ˈres-lər, ˈras-; ˈre-səl-ər, ˈra-\ noun

Examples of wrestle in a sentence

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

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



Origin and Etymology 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


WRESTLE Defined for Kids

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wrestle

play
verb wres·tle \ˈre-səl\

Definition of wrestle for Students

wrestled

wrestling

  1. 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. 2 :  to struggle to deal with <He's wrestling with a problem.>

wrestler

\ˈre-slər\ noun



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wrestle

play
noun wres·tle

Definition of wrestle for Students

  1. :  2struggle 1





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