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
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And in a low voice, as the cart went slowly along through the midst of the gazing crowd, she poured forth her soul with the wrestling intensity of a last pleading, for the trembling creature that clung to her and clutched her as the only visible sign of love and pity.
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The boy brought into play wrestling tricks that he had learned at school, and many of these Akut learned to use and to foil.
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Starbuck seemed wrestling with an angel; but turning from the door, he placed the death-tube in its rack, and left the place.
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With the quickness of a striking rattler he launched himself full upon Sabor's back, his strong young arms seeking and gaining a full-Nelson upon the beast, as he had learned it that other day during his bloody, wrestling victory over Terkoz.