from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To contend by grappling and attempting to throw or immobilize one's opponent, especially under contest rules.
- intransitive v. To contend or struggle: wrestling with budget cuts.
- intransitive v. To strive in an effort to master something: wrestle with one's conscience.
- transitive v. To take part in (a wrestling match).
- transitive v. To take part in a wrestling match with.
- transitive v. To move or lift with great effort and force: wrestled the piano up the stairs.
- transitive v. To throw (a calf or other animal) for branding.
- n. The act or a bout of wrestling.
- n. A struggle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wrestling bout.
- n. A struggle.
- v. To contend, with an opponent, by grappling and attempting to throw, immobilize or otherwise defeat him, depending on the specific rules of the contest
- v. To struggle or strive
- v. To take part in a wrestling match with someone
- v. To move or lift something with difficulty
- v. To throw a calf etc in order to brand it
- v. To fight
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle.
- intransitive v. To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent.
- intransitive v. Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend.
- transitive v. To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- l. To twist or wind about; especially, to writhe; wriggle; squirm; struggle, as with the limbs.
- To struggle in a hand-to-hand contest; strive, as for some advantage or for mastery, with bodily strength and adroitness; specifically, to struggle, as two persons striving to throw each other to the ground, especially in a contest governed by certain fixed rules.
- To contend in any way, as in a struggle for mastery; maintain opposition or resistance, especially against a moral foe or force; strive.
- To deal, as with a troublesome duty; apply one's self vigorously; grapple: as, to wrestle with a knotty problem; to wrestle with a distasteful task.
- Hence, to devote one's self earnestly to prayer; pray.
- To contend with in wrestling: as, I will wrestle you for so much.
- On a cattle-range, to throw for the purpose of branding, as an animal.
- n. A bout at wrestling; a wrestling-match.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
- v. engage in a wrestling match
- v. engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
- v. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
- v. combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
Herbert is afraid that the campaign will be "undermined by the usual madness," and he urges the candidates to "wrestle" -- but only metaphorically:
When big recording stars like the B-52's, Rosanne Cash and Salt-N-Pepa come together to make a benefit album, major labels wrestle for the chance to issue it, right?
But I will say that the very last time I watched Chris wrestle, which is only a few weeks ago, I made a mental note in my head when I was watching him work that he didn ` t seem to have that light in his eyes.
But I will say, the very last time I watched Chris wrestle, which is only a few weeks ago, I made a mental note in my head when I was watching him work that he didn ` t seem to have that light in his eyes.
But he turned suddenly sick, and, although he afterwards recalled a wrestle, knee to knee, the first thing he was aware of was the cold waters of the river closing over him.
He can also wrestle, which is the reason for his victory over Benavidez last August.
They still don't have anyone who can wrestle, which is a problem, but hopefully they can continue to stretch this out until it becomes a necessity to get the
"I feel like I can go out there and wrestle the way I want to wrestle, which is a hard pace the whole time and hustling in all positions," he said.
This blows by super-fast, but if you watch Hardison fight, he gets punched early, and after that he's mainly tying the guy up with his longer reach, kind of wrestle-grappling.
COOPER: But, David Gergen, he did sort of leave it up to Congress to kind of wrestle with the more difficult matters on stem cell?
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