arm-wrestle

arm wrestling

or arm-wres·tling (ärm′rĕs′lĭng)
n.
A form of wrestling in which two opponents sit facing each other with usually right hands interlocked and elbows firmly planted, as on a table surface, and attempt to force each other's arm down. Also called Indian wrestling.

arm′-wres′tle v.
arm′-wres′tler n.
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arm-wrestle

vb
1. (Games, other than specified) (intr) (of two people) to sit facing each other with the elbows resting on a table and clasping hands with each other, each trying to force the other's arm flat onto the table while keeping his or her own elbow touching the table
2. (Games, other than specified) (tr) (of one person) to engage in such a contest with someone
n
3. (Games, other than specified) (of two people) an instance of two people arm-wrestling
4. a contest or sporting match that is difficult to win
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Adrian Lam says Wigan will take a lot from winning an "arm-wrestle" after seeing his side claim a 24-16 victory at Wakefield which sent them second in the Super League table.
Members of the public have to insert coins or bills into the slots of the machines in order to initiate an arm-wrestle match with the machines, and if they defeat the machines, they will be awarded a special 'sticky monster' card, the report said.
"Just as in the Australia game in November it showed we can win an arm-wrestle, we can hang in there, we can find a way to win and that's an important habit to have," he said.
That said, we put ourselves into a bit of an arm-wrestle with them up front, and once we'd done that and they got a foothold in the game, we weren't able to put them to bed.
"If we get dragged into an arm-wrestle, I'm sure we can cope with it, but we don't want to do that.
The constant ebb and flow of pressure and position in rugby league is often referred to as the arm-wrestle.
Ireland won't want to get drawn into an arm-wrestle but they can take advantage of any uncertainty in the Welsh ranks after a poor run of form and with key players missing.
One customer, named Jeff Hawks, offered an arm-wrestle challenge to Obama for a vote.
England revealed they plan to slam down the shutters on the All Blacks' expansive style, with defence coach Mike Ford hoping to drag the game into an arm-wrestle.
"If you try and play an arm-wrestle kind of game, it's going to be tough, especially at their place.
Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt drew on the memories of his epic Davis Cup victory over Roger Federer in September to will himself through an "arm-wrestle" of a match against Spain's Juan-Carlos Ferrero in the final today.
And he also stopped former Coventry City captain Brian Kilcline coming to Albion to arm-wrestle the players as part of his role as a presenter with Sky Sports.