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wres·tle

 (rĕs′əl)
v. wres·tled, wres·tling, wres·tles
v.intr.
1.
a. To try to throw or immobilize another person, especially by gripping with the hands.
b. To engage in the sport of wrestling.
2. To struggle to move or control something with the hands: wrestled with the truck's steering wheel.
3. To struggle in trying to manage, control, or deal with something: wrestling with budget cuts; wrestle with one's conscience.
v.tr.
1.
a. To try to throw or immoblize (someone); wrestle with: wrestled the fugitive to the ground.
b. To take part in a wrestling match with (someone).
c. To take part in (a wrestling match).
2.
a. To move or lift with great effort and force: wrestled the piano up the stairs.
b. To taken (something) away from another by gripping and pulling: wrestled the gun out of the robber's hands.
3. To throw (a calf or other animal) for branding.
n.
1. The act or a bout of wrestling.
2. A struggle: a wrestle with a problem.

[Middle English wrestlen, from Old English *wrǣstlian, frequentative of wrǣstan, to twist; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

wres′tler n.

wrestle

(ˈrɛsəl)
vb
1. (Wrestling) to fight (another person) by holding, throwing, etc, without punching with the closed fist
2. (Wrestling) (intr) to participate in wrestling
3. (when: intr, foll by with or against) to fight with (a person, problem, or thing): wrestle with one's conscience.
4. (tr) to move laboriously, as with wrestling movements
5. (Agriculture) (tr) US and Canadian to throw (an animal) for branding
n
6. (Wrestling) the act of wrestling
7. a struggle or tussle
[Old English wræstlian; related to Middle Dutch wrastelen (Dutch worstelen), Old Norse rost current, race]
ˈwrestler n

wres•tle

(ˈrɛs əl)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.i.
1. to engage in wrestling.
2. to contend or struggle, as for mastery; grapple: to wrestle with one's conscience.
v.t.
3. to contend with in wrestling.
4. to force by or as if by wrestling.
5. to throw (a calf or other animal) for branding.
n.
6. an act of or a bout at wrestling.
7. a struggle.
[before 1100; Middle English; Old English *wrǣstlian (compare Old English wrǣstlere wrestler)]
wres′tler, n.

wrestle


Past participle: wrestled
Gerund: wrestling

Imperative
wrestle
wrestle
Present
I wrestle
you wrestle
he/she/it wrestles
we wrestle
you wrestle
they wrestle
Preterite
I wrestled
you wrestled
he/she/it wrestled
we wrestled
you wrestled
they wrestled
Present Continuous
I am wrestling
you are wrestling
he/she/it is wrestling
we are wrestling
you are wrestling
they are wrestling
Present Perfect
I have wrestled
you have wrestled
he/she/it has wrestled
we have wrestled
you have wrestled
they have wrestled
Past Continuous
I was wrestling
you were wrestling
he/she/it was wrestling
we were wrestling
you were wrestling
they were wrestling
Past Perfect
I had wrestled
you had wrestled
he/she/it had wrestled
we had wrestled
you had wrestled
they had wrestled
Future
I will wrestle
you will wrestle
he/she/it will wrestle
we will wrestle
you will wrestle
they will wrestle
Future Perfect
I will have wrestled
you will have wrestled
he/she/it will have wrestled
we will have wrestled
you will have wrestled
they will have wrestled
Future Continuous
I will be wrestling
you will be wrestling
he/she/it will be wrestling
we will be wrestling
you will be wrestling
they will be wrestling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wrestling
you have been wrestling
he/she/it has been wrestling
we have been wrestling
you have been wrestling
they have been wrestling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wrestling
you will have been wrestling
he/she/it will have been wrestling
we will have been wrestling
you will have been wrestling
they will have been wrestling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wrestling
you had been wrestling
he/she/it had been wrestling
we had been wrestling
you had been wrestling
they had been wrestling
Conditional
I would wrestle
you would wrestle
he/she/it would wrestle
we would wrestle
you would wrestle
they would wrestle
Past Conditional
I would have wrestled
you would have wrestled
he/she/it would have wrestled
we would have wrestled
you would have wrestled
they would have wrestled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrestle - the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combatwrestle - 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"
Verb1.wrestle - combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
battle, combat - battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
2.wrestle - engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years"
deliberate, moot, debate, consider, turn over - think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
3.wrestle - to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)wrestle - to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
wrench - make a sudden twisting motion
4.wrestle - engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
mudwrestle, mud-wrestle - wrestle in mud; "some people enjoy watching people who mudwrestle"

wrestle

verb fight, battle, struggle, combat, contend, strive, grapple, tussle, scuffle The boys wrestled with each other in the garden.

wrestle

verb
1. To contend with an opponent at close quarters, as by attempting to throw him or her:
Idiom: go to the mat with.
2. To strive in opposition:
Translations
يُصارِعيُكابِد، يَعْمَل بِصُعوبَه
brydekæmpe
birkózik
glíma viîglíma/berjast viî
eiti imtyniųgalynėtisimtynininkas
cīkstētiescīnītieslauzties
boriti se
güreşmekuğraşmak

wrestle

[ˈresl]
A. N to have a wrestle with sbluchar con algn
B. VIluchar (a brazo partido) (Sport, fig) → luchar (with con) we are wrestling with the problemestamos luchando con el problema
the pilot wrestled with the controlsel piloto luchaba con los mandos
C. VT (Sport) → luchar con, luchar contra
to wrestle sb to the groundtumbar a algn, derribar a algn

wrestle

[ˈrɛsəl]
vi
(= fight) → lutter corps à corps
to wrestle with sb → lutter corps à corps avec qn
(= struggle) to wrestle with sth [+ problem, issue, question, conscience] → se débattre avec qch
vt
to wrestle sb to the ground → jeter qn à terre
to wrestle sth from sb → arracher qch à qn

wrestle

nRingkampf m
vtringen mit; (Sport also) → einen Ringkampf bestreiten gegen; he wrestled the thief to the grounder brachte or zwang den Dieb zu Boden
vi
(lit)ringen (for sth um etw)
(fig: with problem, conscience etc) → ringen, kämpfen (with mit); the pilot wrestled with the controlsder Pilot kämpfte mit den Instrumenten

wrestle

[ˈrɛsl]
1. n to have a wrestle with sbfare la lotta con qn
2. vi
a.lottare, fare la lotta (Sport) → praticare la lotta libera
b. (fig) to wrestle with (one's conscience, device, machine) → lottare con; (temptation, sins) → lottare contro

wrestle

(ˈresl) verb
1. to struggle physically (with someone), especially as a sport.
2. to struggle (with a problem etc). I've been wrestling with the office accounts.
ˈwrestler noun
a person who takes part in the sport of wrestling.
References in classic literature ?
There were many nonunion men among the Lithuanians, and with these he would labor and wrestle in prayer, trying to show them the right.
Clare read it aloud, often pausing to wrestle down feelings which were roused by the pathos of the story.
Wild was the wrestle which should be paramount; but another feeling rose and triumphed: something hard and cynical: self-willed and resolute: it settled his passion and petrified his countenance: he went on -
Micawber kissed her hand, retired to the window, and pulling out his pocket-handkerchief, had a mental wrestle with himself.
if the Enemy with whom thou dost wrestle will give thee power.
It showed me Hands and his companion locked together in deadly wrestle, each with a hand upon the other's throat.
for I verily think he was not full thirty feet high), became so insolent at seeing a creature so much beneath him, that he would always affect to swagger and look big as he passed by me in the queen's antechamber, while I was standing on some table talking with the lords or ladies of the court, and he seldom failed of a smart word or two upon my littleness; against which I could only revenge myself by calling him brother, challenging him to wrestle, and such repartees as are usually in the mouths of court pages.
If anyone wants to have a bout with me let him come on, for I am exceedingly angry; I will box, wrestle, or run, I do not care what it is, with any man of you all except Laodamas, but not with him because I am his guest, and one cannot compete with one's own personal friend.
Previously he had never felt obliged to wrestle too seriously with this question.
The framework being so much weakened, and the inward props removed, it would have been no marvel if, in some stronger wrestle of the blast, the rotten walls of the edifice, and all the peaked roofs, had come crushing down upon the owner's head.
He felt that he could never forgive himself, if this poor feeble creature should come to any harm in attempting to wrestle against the headlong current.
I give you this prize though you cannot win one; you can now neither wrestle nor fight, and cannot enter for the javelin-match nor foot-races, for the hand of age has been laid heavily upon you.