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
The silence was welcome in a city wrestling with an explosion of violence.
In addition to all sorts of tacos, the festival features continuous entertainment, eating contests, professional wrestling and a Chihuahua beauty contest.
Wrestling was a major lifeline for Spoon, who met many of his longtime friends through the program.
So has T.J. MarcAurele, her coach at the wrestling club.
Mota won state wrestling championships in 1981 and 1982.
As the publication's editor, Deford unleashed a gifted staff of writers to bring literary-minded coverage to everything from the NBA to professional wrestling.
In his role, he was involved in brokering the Camp David Accords and wrestling with Iran's transition from a US ally to an anti-Western Islamic republic.
Glow, a dramedy about women’s professional wrestling in the ‘80s starring Alison Brie; Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts as a therapist who starts to get too involved with her patients’ cases; and these titles (yes, 13 Going on 30 is back again).
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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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