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Wrestle meaning

wrestle - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully.
  3. 3. Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend.
  4. 4. To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.
  5. 5. A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle.
  6. 6. To contend, by grappling with and trying to throw another; to grapple; to struggle; to strive earnestly; as, to wrestle with a problem.
  7. 7. The act of one who grapples with and tries to throw another; a struggle.
  8. 8. Wrestler.
  9. 9. To contend by grappling and struggling; strive.

wrestle - examples of usage

  1. I've just left a little item for Murren, I suppose he's not in from the wrestle yet.
  2. So, grumbling, he found his way to his room and began a wrestle with his " store" clothes.
  3. Disappointment and a sense of personal injury surged up within him with a pain so vivid, that he had to wrestle with it for fear he should burst into a shriek like some wounded animal.
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