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wrestle

wres·tle

wrestle

 
 
pronunciation:
re sl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wrestled, wrestles, wrestling
definition 1: to engage in the sport of wrestling, or to grapple as if in that sport.
These two great athletes will be wrestling in the sports arena tonight.The two brothers wrestled on the living room couch.
synonyms:
grapple
similar words:
fight, scuffle, struggle, tussle
definition 2: to contend or struggle (usu. fol. by with).
He wrestled with the huge Christmas tree.She is wrestling with a difficult problem right now.
synonyms:
battle, contend, fight, grapple, struggle
similar words:
labor, tussle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to engage in a wrestling match with.
He'll wrestle him again next week.
similar words:
fight
definition 2: to force into some position, attitude, or the like by or as if by wrestling.
He wrestled his brother to the floor.He wrestled his scattered thoughts into order.
similar words:
tackle, throw
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of wrestling, esp. a wrestling match.
Two guys started arguing at the bar and it turned into a wrestle.
similar words:
bout, grapple, match, meet, tackle
definition 2: a struggle.
Getting the food to where it was needed was a wrestle.
synonyms:
fight, struggle
similar words:
battle, scuffle, tug of war, tussle
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derivation: wrestler (n.)