What does wrestle mean?

Definitions for wrestle
ˈrɛs əlwres·tle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wrestle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. wrestle(verb)

    combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force

    "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"

  3. wrestle(verb)

    engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate

    "I wrestled with this decision for years"

  4. 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"

  5. wrestle(verb)

    engage in a wrestling match

    "The children wrestled in the garden"

Wiktionary

  1. wrestle(Noun)

    A wrestling bout.

  2. wrestle(Noun)

    A struggle.

  3. wrestle(Verb)

    To contend, with an opponent, by grappling and attempting to throw, immobilize or otherwise defeat him, depending on the specific rules of the contest

  4. wrestle(Verb)

    To struggle or strive

  5. wrestle(Verb)

    To take part in a wrestling match with someone

  6. wrestle(Verb)

    To move or lift something with difficulty

  7. wrestle(Verb)

    To throw a calf etc in order to brand it

  8. wrestle(Verb)

    To fight

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrestle(verb)

    to contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully

    Etymology: [OE. wrestlen, wrastlen, AS. wrstlian, freq. of wrstan to wrest; akin to OD. wrastelen to wrestle. See Wrest, v. t.]

  2. Wrestle(verb)

    hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend

    Etymology: [OE. wrestlen, wrastlen, AS. wrstlian, freq. of wrstan to wrest; akin to OD. wrastelen to wrestle. See Wrest, v. t.]

  3. Wrestle(verb)

    to wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling

    Etymology: [OE. wrestlen, wrastlen, AS. wrstlian, freq. of wrstan to wrest; akin to OD. wrastelen to wrestle. See Wrest, v. t.]

  4. Wrestle(noun)

    a struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle

    Etymology: [OE. wrestlen, wrastlen, AS. wrstlian, freq. of wrstan to wrest; akin to OD. wrastelen to wrestle. See Wrest, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wrestle

    res′l, v.i. to contend by grappling and trying to throw the other down: to struggle: to apply one's self keenly to: (Scot.) to pray earnestly.—v.t. to contend with in wrestling.—n. a bout at wrestling: a struggle between two to throw each other down.—ns. Wrest′ler; Wrest′ling, the sport or exercise of two persons struggling to throw each other to the ground in an athletic contest governed by certain fixed rules—catch-hold, ground-wrestling, catch-as-catch-can, back-hold, &c. [A.S. wrǽstlian; a freq. of wrǽstan, to wrest.]

Anagrams for wrestle »

  1. swelter

  2. welters

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How to say wrestle in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrestle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrestle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of wrestle in a Sentence

  1. Uma Thurman:

    Harvey assaulted me but that didn’t kill me, what really got me about the crash was that it was a cheap shot. I had been through so many rings of fire by that point. I had really always felt a connection to the greater good in my work with Quentin and most of what I allowed to happen to me and what I participated in was kind of like a horrible mud wrestle with a very angry brother. But at least I had some say, you know?

  2. Matthew Warren:

    The tension gets higher and the need to act gets more pressing, but the fundamentals that have slowed governments to date haven't gone away, that's what we're trying to wrestle with.

  3. Ed Husic:

    The bottom line is we've got an arm wrestle going on here and the longer it goes on, the longer the customers have to stand by at the edges...waiting for some sort of resolution.

  4. Mark Thomas:

    The biggest issue that the guys have had to wrestle with is how you cope with extremely high temperatures that come into the engine when you're doing hypersonic speeds; so more than five times the speed of sound, 4,000 miles-per-hour. The temperature coming in at the front of the engine is a thousand degrees centigrade. And you have to be able to cool that air very rapidly to be able to do anything useful with it.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    People who wrestle with their consciences usually go for two falls out of three.

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