Definitions of wrestle

  1. To strive by grappling; to throw another down by tripping up his heels and twitching him off his centre; to struggle; to strive; to contend.
  2. To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully.
  3. Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend.
  4. To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.
  5. To contend, by grappling with and trying to throw another; to grapple; to struggle; to strive earnestly; as, to wrestle with a problem.
  6. To contend by grappling and trying to throw the other down: to struggle.
  7. To contend by grappling and struggling; strive.
  8. To contend or grapple, as opponents striving each to bring the other to the ground.
  9. 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."
  10. combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; " He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
  11. engage in a wrestling match; " The children wrestled in the garden"
  12. To contend with in wrestling.
  13. To contend by tugging and twisting each other about; to struggle; to contend with.
  14. A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle.
  15. The act of one who grapples with and tries to throw another; a struggle.
  16. Wrestler.
  17. A bout at wrestling: a struggle between two to throw each other down.
  18. An act of wrestling.
  19. The act of wrestling.