Wrestle meaning

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The definition of a wrestle is a sports contest between two opponents who try to force each other onto a mat.

An example of a wrestle a sporting match between two players who try to pin each other to a mat.

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To struggle in trying to manage, control, or deal with something.

Wrestling with budget cuts; wrestle with one's conscience.

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Wrestle is defined as to struggle, fight or take part in a sport where two opponents struggle with each other to force and pin the other to a mat or to the ground.

An example of wrestle is two friends struggling with each other around in a field of grass.

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To struggle to move or control something with the hands.

Wrestled with the truck's steering wheel.

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To throw (a calf or other animal) for branding.
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The act or a bout of wrestling.
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A struggle.

A wrestle with a problem.

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To struggle hand to hand with an opponent in an attempt to throw or force him or her to the ground without striking blows.
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To struggle (with a problem, an opposing force, etc.)

To wrestle with one's conscience.

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To struggle (with) in attempting to handle, maneuver, or manipulate something.

To wrestle with a canvas sail in a storm.

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To engage in the sport of wrestling.
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To struggle or fight with by wrestling; wrestle with.
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To move, lift, maneuver, etc. with great physical effort.

To wrestle a boulder into place.

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In the W U.S., to throw (a calf, etc.) for branding.
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The action of wrestling; wrestling bout.
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A struggle or contest.
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A wrestling bout.
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(intransitive) To contend, with an opponent, by grappling and attempting to throw, immobilize or otherwise defeat him, depending on the specific rules of the contest.
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(intransitive) To struggle or strive.
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To take part in a wrestling match with someone.
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To move or lift something with difficulty.
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To throw a calf etc in order to brand it.
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To fight.
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Origin of wrestle

  • Middle English wrestlen from Old English wrǣstlian frequentative of wrǣstan to twist wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition