Definition of wrestling
: a sport or contest in which two unarmed individuals struggle hand to hand with each attempting to subdue or unbalance the other
Examples of wrestling in a Sentence
My favorite sport is wrestling.
He was on the wrestling team in high school.
Recent Examples of wrestling from the Web
Over the weekend, Trump tweeted a GIF that portrayed him battering a wrestling figure with the CNN logo for a head.
Dos Caras, the masked Mexican wrestling icon, did a little more than just watch.
In the short clip, the president (really) is pictured tackling an individual outside the ring of a pro wrestling match.
But those who know their wrestling have questioned whether this particular media attack really has its usual upside for Trump.
The fantasy wrestling sequence from GLOW’s pilot episode was also shot there.
Indiana One of the top wrestling prospects in the tri-state visited Ann Arbor this week as Lawrenceburg’s Mason Parris checked out Michigan.
Before wrestling, Elena tried swimming and cross country.
The silence was welcome in a city wrestling with an explosion of violence.
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First Known Use of wrestling
before 12th century
WRESTLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wrestling for English Language Learners
: a sport in which two people try to throw, force, or pin each other to the ground
WRESTLING Defined for Kids
Definition of wrestling for Students
: a sport in which two opponents wrestle each other
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