wrestling


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wres·tling

 (rĕs′lĭng)
n.
A sport in which two competitors attempt to unbalance, control, or immobilize each other by various holds and maneuvers.

wrestling

(ˈrɛslɪŋ)
n
(Wrestling) any of certain sports in which the contestants fight each other according to various rules governing holds and usually forbidding blows with the closed fist. The principal object is to overcome the opponent either by throwing or pinning him to the ground or by causing him to submit. See freestyle, Graeco-Roman, sumo

wres•tling

(ˈrɛs lɪŋ)

n.
1. a sport in which two opponents struggle hand to hand in order to pin or press each other's shoulders to the mat or ground, with the style and rules differing greatly between amateur and professional matches.
2. the act of a person who wrestles.
[before 1100]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrestling - the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combatwrestling - the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
struggle - strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
2.wrestling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other downwrestling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
contact sport - a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
flying mare - a wrestling maneuver
Greco-Roman wrestling - a style of wrestling where the wrestlers are forbidden to tackle or trip or use holds below the waist
professional wrestling - wrestling for money
sumo - a Japanese form of wrestling; you lose if you are forced out of a small ring or if any part of your body (other than your feet) touches the ground
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
full nelson - a wrestling hold in which the holder puts both arms under the opponent's arms and exerts pressure on the back of the neck (illegal in amateur wrestling)
takedown - (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position; "a takedown counts two points"
Translations
zápas
brydning
paini
hrvanje
レスリング
레슬링
rokoborba
brottning
การแข่งขันมวยปล้ำ
môn đấu vật

wrestling

[ˈreslɪŋ]
A. N (Sport) → lucha f libre
B. CPD wrestling match Npartido m de lucha libre

wrestling

[ˈrɛslɪŋ] n (SPORT) (= Olympic sport) → lutte f (= entertainment) → catch mwrestling match nmatch m de catch

wrestling

nRingen nt

wrestling

[ˈrɛslɪŋ] n (Sport) → lotta libera (also all-in wrestling) (Brit) → catch m

wrestling

مُصَارَعَة zápas brydning Ringkampf πάλη lucha, lucha libre paini catch hrvanje lotta レスリング 레슬링 worstelen bryting zapaśnictwo luta livre борьба brottning การแข่งขันมวยปล้ำ güreş môn đấu vật 摔跤
References in classic literature ?
Wrestling matches, in the different fashions of Cornwall and Devonshire, were seen here and there about the market-place; in one corner, there was a friendly bout at quarterstaff; and -- what attracted most interest of all -- on the platform of the pillory, already so noted in our pages, two masters of defence were commencing an exhibition with the buckler and broadsword.
Starbuck seemed wrestling with an angel; but turning from the door, he placed the death-tube in its rack, and left the place.
Half the night he paced the floor, wrestling with this nightmare; and when he was exhausted he lay down, trying to sleep, but finding instead, for the first time in his life, that his brain was too much for him.
Tom started; for the bitter woman, with her wild eyes and melancholy voice, seemed to him an embodiment of the temptation with which he had been wrestling.
I sat in marble resolution, with my eyes fixed upon vacancy, for in spirit I was already wrestling with the perils of the mountains, and my friend sat gazing at me in adoring admiration through his tears.
Michael's unacquainted with the fact, that, instead of spending the Sabbath in wrestling, boxing, and drinking whisky, we were trying to learn how to read the will of God; for they had much this is the same man who gave me the roots to prevent my being whipped by Mr.
In the prayer following the chapter, all his energy gathered--all his stern zeal woke: he was in deep earnest, wrestling with God, and resolved on a conquest.
As he was fast making jam of his fruit by wrestling with the door while the paper-bags were under his arms, I begged him to allow me to hold them.
You appear a man more fit to win the ram at a wrestling match, or the ring at a bout at quarter-staff, or the bucklers at a sword-play, than to linger out your time in this desolate wilderness, saying masses, and living upon parched pease and cold water.
The lion's roar, the fierce wolf's savage howl, The horrid hissing of the scaly snake, The awesome cries of monsters yet unnamed, The crow's ill-boding croak, the hollow moan Of wild winds wrestling with the restless sea, The wrathful bellow of the vanquished bull, The plaintive sobbing of the widowed dove, The envied owl's sad note, the wail of woe That rises from the dreary choir of Hell, Commingled in one sound, confusing sense, Let all these come to aid my soul's complaint, For pain like mine demands new modes of song.
But what with wrestling bouts and bouts with quarter-staves, and wandering minstrels, there came up so many other things to talk about, that the reward was forgotten for the nonce, and only the Foresters and Sheriff's men watched the gates with diligence, the Sheriff indeed spurring them to effort by offers of largess.
The boy brought into play wrestling tricks that he had learned at school, and many of these Akut learned to use and to foil.