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Definition: wrestle

Part of SpeechDefinition
Verb1. Combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority".[Wordnet]
2. Engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years".[Wordnet]
3. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling).[Wordnet]
4. Engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden".[Wordnet]
5. To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully.[Websters]
6. To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.[Websters]
7. Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend.[Websters]
8. Base verb from the following inflections: wrestling, wrestled, wrestles, wrestler, wrestlers, wrestlingly and wrestledly.[Eve - graph theoretic]
Noun1. The act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle".[Wordnet]
2. A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle.[Websters].

Sources: WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Specialty Definition: wrestle

Noah Webster1: [Verb] resl..
 2: [Verb] To strive with arms extended, as two men, who seize each other by the collar and arms, each endeavoring to throw the other by tripping up his heels and twitching him off his center. Another, by a fall in wrestling, started the end of the clavicle from the sternum..
 3: [Verb] To struggle; to strive; to contend. We wrestle not against flesh and blood. Ephesians 6.. Source: Webster's 1828 American Dictionary.
BibleWrestle (Eph. 6:12). See GAMES. Source: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary.

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