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Wrestle

Wres´tle
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Wrestled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrestling .]
1.To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully.
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.
v. t.1.To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.
n.1.A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle.
Noun1.wrestle - the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
Verb1.wrestle - combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
2.wrestle - engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years"
3.wrestle - 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"
4.wrestle - engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"
agonize, battle, box, brawl, broil, buffet, clash, close, collide, combat, come to blows, contend, contest, cut and thrust, duel, endeavor, essay, exchange blows, exert, fence, feud, fight a duel, give and take, give satisfaction, grapple, grapple with, grunt and sweat, hassle, huff and puff, jostle, joust, labor, mix it up, moil, quarrel, rassle, riot, run a tilt, scramble, scuffle, skirmish, spar, strain, stretch, strive, struggle, thrust and parry, tilt, toil, tourney, travail, wage war, war, work
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