[ US /ˈɹɛsəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɛsə‍l/ ]
  1. combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
    He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority
  2. 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
  3. engage in a wrestling match
    The children wrestled in the garden
  4. engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
    I wrestled with this decision for years
  1. the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
    they had a fierce wrestle
    we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully
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How To Use wrestle In A Sentence

  • When big recording stars like the B-52's, Rosanne Cash and Salt-N-Pepa come together to make a benefit album, major labels wrestle for the chance to issue it, right? When Politics Doesn't Play
  • Then Hay wrestled a nylon bag crammed with playthings from the cargo space behind the third passenger seat.
  • Lessard leads a double life as a wrestler in the Ontario wrestling circuit and a UW grad student in CS; certainly a feat to behold.
  • Was he frustrated at having to wrestle with the "twiddled" data that Jones & Co. had given him? Latest Articles
  • I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler. Socrates 
  • Those two pilots physically wrestled the plane down with all four legs straining at the brakes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Five women and their partners wrestle with the demands of impending parenthood, and discover that it's not as easy as the books make it out to be. The Sun
  • Armed guards wrestled with the intruder.
  • Another friend, a champion wrestler, kept a poster on the wall of the basement where he worked out with weights. Christianity Today
  • And for still others there is the proof that sumo wrestlers cheat. Times, Sunday Times
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