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wrestle

wres·tle

wrestle

 
pronunciation:
re sl
part of speech: verb
inflections: wrestled, wrestles, wrestling
definition 1: to take part in the sport of wrestling, or to struggle to throw and hold another to the ground.
My dad and brother enjoy wrestling together.
similar words:
fight, scuffle, struggle
definition 2: to struggle or fight (usually followed by "with").
He wrestled with the huge Christmas tree.She is wrestling with a difficult problem.
synonyms:
contend, fight
similar words:
labor
definition 3: to force into some position by or as if by wrestling.
He wrestled his brother to the floor.He wrestled his scattered thoughts into order.
similar words:
tackle, throw
derivation: wrestler (n.)