Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete or dialectal form of wrestle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S. To wrestle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb colloquial To wrestle.

Etymologies

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Old English wrastlen. See wrestle.

Examples

  • He bragged that Lincoln was smart enough to be president, and that he could run faster, jump higher, throw farther, and "wrastle" better than any man in the country.

    The Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • To pounce upon and "wrastle" us there waits the awful bacillus,

    The New Pun Book

  • You see, I like to 'wrastle' with things and fight off the worst.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem

  • But since he could "wrastle" with nothing more formidable than a stony farm, she did not wish to have anything to say to him, or meet the embarrassment of explaining a tacit estrangement.

    Taken Alive

  • So Master Demi early discovered that when he undertook to 'wrastle' with 'Parpar', he always got the worst of it, yet like the Englishman, baby respected the man who conquered him, and loved the father whose grave "No, no," was more impressive than all

    Little Women

  • We are going to 'wrastle' you out of here, just as I say, Bert, my boy, at any cost, and it's a piece of great good luck that you won't have to count the pennies in whatever it may cost. "

    Branded

  • It is strictly re - quested that no cobsmoking, spitting, pubchat, wrastle rounds, coarse courting, smut, etc, will take place amongst those hours so devoted to repose.

    Finnegans Wake

  • This may be the only time I'll be able to wrastle Eric Nies without having the police pry me off! ps This is a new low in reality tv history.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • This may be the only time I'll be able to wrastle Eric Nies without having the police pry me off! ps This is a new low in reality tv history.

    RR/RW Mentally Challenged

  • I grabbed his stick and we had a little run, and had a little wrastle;

    The Blinding of Isaac Woodard

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