Definitions for wrestleˈrɛs əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wres•tleˈrɛs əl(v.; n.)-tled, -tling
(v.i.)to engage in wrestling.
to contend or struggle, as for mastery; grapple:
to wrestle with one's conscience.
(v.t.)to contend with in wrestling.
to force by or as if by wrestling.
to throw (a calf or other animal) for branding.
(n.)an act of or a bout at wrestling.
Origin of wrestle:
bef. 1100; ME; OE *wrǣstlian (cf. OE wrǣstlere wrestler)
wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle(verb)
the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
"they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
"He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
"I wrestled with this decision for years"
writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist(verb)
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"
engage in a wrestling match
"The children wrestled in the garden"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to fight by holding and pushing sb to the ground
Police officers wrestled the gunman to the ground.
to take part in the sport of wrestling
He wrestles for Russia.
to struggle to make sth work
I've been wrestling with these spreadsheets all morning.
A wrestling bout.
To contend, with an opponent, by grappling and attempting to throw, immobilize or otherwise defeat him, depending on the specific rules of the contest
To struggle or strive
To take part in a wrestling match with someone
To move or lift something with difficulty
To throw a calf etc in order to brand it
to contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully
hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend
to wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling
a struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle
Translations for wrestle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to struggle physically (with someone), especially as a sport.
- worstel, stoeiAfrikaans
- боря (се)Bulgarian
- disputarPortuguese (BR)
- παλεύω, πυγμαχώGreek
- luchar con/contraSpanish
- کشتی گرفتنFarsi
- कुश्ती लडनाHindi
- rvati seCroatian
- glíma/berjast viðIcelandic
- 격투하다, 씨름하다Korean
- eiti imtyniųLithuanian
- cīkstēties; lauztiesLatvian
- bryte, slåssNorwegian
- mocować sięPolish
- کشتی گرفتنPersian
- په مسابقه اچول، په غيږ وروستلPashto
- a luptaRomanian
- boriti seSlovenian
- rvati seSerbian
- 摔角Chinese (Trad.)
- کشتی لڑناUrdu
- 摔跤Chinese (Simp.)
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