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intr. & tr.v. ras·sled, ras·sling, ras·sles Nonstandard
To engage in wrestling or wrestle with.

[Dialectal alteration of wrestle.]

ras′sler n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rassling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other downrassling - 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"
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Moreover, it took industry investment, government support, the advent of advanced microscopes, and eminent learned men rassling over its essence before yeast was eventually understood as it is now: a fundamental unit of life.
Black people don't go to ball games, but they'll fill up a rassling ring and put up such a chant it'll scare you to death.
He didn't know what was supposed to happen next, while I pretended, since I was nearly two years older than my brother, that this rassling was nothing new in my sophisticated life.