4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wrestle \Wres"tle\, noun A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle.

Whom in a wrestle the giant catching aloft, with a terrible hug broke three of his ribs. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wrestle \Wres"tle\, verb (used without an object) [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}, verb (used with an object)]

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. 12.

Difficulties with which he had himself wrestled. --M. Arnold.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wrestle \Wres"tle\, verb (used with an object) To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.

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" [syn: {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" [syn: {writhe}, {wrestle}, {wriggle}, {worm}, {squirm}, {twist}]

4: engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"

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