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Meaning of WRESTLE

Pronunciation:  'resul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
  2. [v]  engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years"
  3. [v]  combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
  4. [v]  engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"
  5. [v]  to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (esp. when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort."; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace."

WRESTLE is a 7 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, squirm, twist, worm, wrestling, wriggle, writhe
 See Also: battle, combat, consider, debate, deliberate, moot, move, mudwrestle, struggle, struggle, turn over, wrench



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wres"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wrestled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Wrestling}.] [OE. wrestlen, wrastlen, AS. wr?stlian,
    freq. of wr?stan to wrest; akin to OD. wrastelen to wrestle.
    See {Wrest}, v. t.]
    1. To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or
       throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully.
             To-morrow, sir, I wrestle for my credit, and he that
             escapes me without some broken limb shall acquit him
             well.                                 --Shak.
             Another, by a fall in wrestling, started the end of
             the clavicle from the sternum.        --Wiseman.
    2. Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend.
             Come, wrestle with thy affections.    --Shak.
             We wrestle not against flesh and blood. --Eph. vi.
             Difficulties with which he had himself wrestled.
                                                   --M. Arnold.
  2. \Wres"tle\, v. t.
    To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.
  3. \Wres"tle\, n.
    A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the
    other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a
          Whom in a wrestle the giant catching aloft, with a
          terrible hug broke three of his ribs.    --Milton.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Eph. 6:12). See GAMES.