wrestler


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the groundwrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
bantamweight - weighs 115-126 pounds
battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper - someone who fights (or is fighting)
featherweight - weighs 126-139 pounds
flyweight - weighs no more than 115 pounds
heavyweight - a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
light heavyweight - a wrestler who weighs 192-214 pounds
lightweight - a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds
middleweight - a wrestler who weighs 172-192 pounds
sumo wrestler - a wrestler who participates in sumo (a Japanese form of wrestling); "sumo wrestlers are large heavy men"
welterweight - a wrestler who weighs 154-172 pounds
Translations
مُصَارِعمُصارِع
zápasník
bryder
painija
hrvač
birkózó
glímumaîur
レスラー
레슬링 선수
luctator
rokoborec
brottare
นักมวยปล้ำ
đô vật

wrestler

[ˈresləʳ] N (Sport) → luchador(a) m/f

wrestler

[ˈrɛslər] n (SPORT) (in Olympic event)lutteur/euse m/f; (as entertainer)catcheur/euse m/f

wrestler

nRingkämpfer m; (modern) → Ringer(in) m(f)

wrestler

[ˈrɛsləʳ] n (Sport) → lottatore/trice

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.

wrestler

مُصَارِع zápasník bryder Ringer παλαιστής luchador painija catcheur hrvač lottatore レスラー 레슬링 선수 worstelaar bryter zapaśnik lutador борец brottare นักมวยปล้ำ güreşçi đô vật 摔跤选手
References in classic literature ?
Now, there is no occasion that any one should have the habit of body of a wrestler to be either a good citizen, or to enjoy a good constitution, or to be the father of healthy children; neither should he be infirm or too much dispirited by misfortunes, but between both these.
A FLEA settled upon the bare foot of a Wrestler and bit him, causing the man to call loudly upon Hercules for help.
All this must have occurred within a few seconds, yet in that time Morgan assumed all the postures of a determined wrestler vanquished by superior weight and strength.
But here was a man who sincerely did not mind what people thought of him, and so convention had no hold on him; he was like a wrestler whose body is oiled; you could not get a grip on him; it gave him a freedom which was an outrage.
He bounded back from his perilous foeman; but the other, heated by the bout, rushed madly after him, and so gave the practised wrestler the very vantage for which he had planned.
Of course neither the robin nor his mate had ever heard of the champion wrestler, Bob Haworth, and his exercises for making the muscles stand out like lumps.
As they grew up, the father of Quiteria made up his mind to refuse Basilio his wonted freedom of access to the house, and to relieve himself of constant doubts and suspicions, he arranged a match for his daughter with the rich Camacho, as he did not approve of marrying her to Basilio, who had not so large a share of the gifts of fortune as of nature; for if the truth be told ungrudgingly, he is the most agile youth we know, a mighty thrower of the bar, a first-rate wrestler, and a great ball-player; he runs like a deer, and leaps better than a goat, bowls over the nine-pins as if by magic, sings like a lark, plays the guitar so as to make it speak, and, above all, handles a sword as well as the best.
Everybody wants to bat first, and as soon as he is out he bowls unless you are the better wrestler, and while you are wrestling with him the fielders have scattered to play at something else.
Then, like a wrestler, he replied, you must put yourself again in the same position; and let me ask the same questions, and do you give me the same answer which you were about to give me then.
The wrestler dropped at last; and Alan, leaping back to get his distance, ran upon the others like a bull, roaring as he went.
So he at once said, "Aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, we have had enough now, both of the feast, and of the minstrelsy that is its due accompaniment; let us proceed therefore to the athletic sports, so that our guest on his return home may be able to tell his friends how much we surpass all other nations as boxers, wrestlers, jumpers, and runners.
In some booths there was dancing to merry music, in others flowed ale and beer, and in others yet again sweet cakes and barley sugar were sold; and sport was going outside the booths also, where some minstrel sang ballads of the olden time, playing a second upon the harp, or where the wrestlers struggled with one another within the sawdust ring, but the people gathered most of all around a raised platform where stout fellows played at quarterstaff.