from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To try to throw or immobilize another person, especially by gripping with the hands.
- intransitive verb To engage in the sport of wrestling.
- intransitive verb To struggle to move or control something with the hands.
- intransitive verb To struggle in trying to manage, control, or deal with something.
- intransitive verb To try to throw or immoblize (someone); wrestle with.
- intransitive verb To take part in a wrestling match with (someone).
- intransitive verb To take part in (a wrestling match).
- intransitive verb To move or lift with great effort and force.
- intransitive verb To taken (something) away from another by gripping and pulling.
- intransitive verb To throw (a calf or other animal) for branding.
- noun The act or a bout of wrestling.
- noun A struggle.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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
wrestlewith 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.
- noun A bout at wrestling; a wrestling-match.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle.
- transitive verb To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.
- intransitive verb To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent.
- intransitive verb Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A wrestling
- noun A
- verb intransitive To
contend, with an opponent, by grapplingand attemptingto throw, immobilizeor otherwise defeathim, dependingon the specific rulesof the contest
- verb intransitive To
- verb transitive To take part in a
wrestling matchwith someone
- verb transitive To
moveor liftsomething with difficulty
- verb transitive To throw a
calfetc in order to brandit
- verb transitive To fight
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
- verb engage in a wrestling match
- verb engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
- verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
- verb combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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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.
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