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English Dictionary: wrestle by the DICT Development Group
5 results for wrestle
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
    Synonym(s): wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle
  1. combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
  2. engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years"
  3. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
    Synonym(s): writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist
  4. engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wrestle \Wres"tle\, n.
      A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the
      other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a
               Whom in a wrestle the giant catching aloft, with a
               terrible hug broke three of his ribs.      --Milton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wrestle \Wres"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wrestled}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Wrestling}.] [OE. wrestlen, wrastlen, AS. wr[?]stlian,
      freq. of wr[?]stan to wrest; akin to OD. wrastelen to
      wrestle. See {Wrest}, v. t.]
      1. To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or
            throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully.
                     To-morrow, sir, I wrestle for my credit, and he that
                     escapes me without some broken limb shall acquit him
                     well.                                                --Shak.
                     Another, by a fall in wrestling, started the end of
                     the clavicle from the sternum.            --Wiseman.
      2. Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend.
                     Come, wrestle with thy affections.      --Shak.
                     We wrestle not against flesh and blood. --Eph. vi.
                     Difficulties with which he had himself wrestled.
                                                                              --M. Arnold.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wrestle \Wres"tle\, v. t.
      To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (Eph. 6:12). See {GAMES}.
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