Associations to the word «Wrestle»


WRESTLE, noun. A wrestling bout.
WRESTLE, noun. A struggle.
WRESTLE, verb. (intransitive) To contend, with an opponent, by grappling and attempting to throw, immobilize or otherwise defeat him, depending on the specific rules of the contest
WRESTLE, verb. (intransitive) To struggle or strive
WRESTLE, verb. (transitive) To take part in a wrestling match with someone
WRESTLE, verb. (transitive) To move or lift something with difficulty
WRESTLE, verb. (transitive) To throw a calf etc in order to brand it
WRESTLE, verb. (transitive) To fight
WRESTLE WITH A PIG, verb. (idiomatic) To engage in a struggle with an opponent that benefits from the struggle even without winning it.

Dictionary definition

WRESTLE, noun. The act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully".
WRESTLE, verb. Combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority".
WRESTLE, verb. Engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years".
WRESTLE, verb. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace".
WRESTLE, verb. Engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden".

Wise words

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Stephen King