Definition for Wrestle (-d, -ing, -s)

wrestle (-d, -ing, -s), v. [OE.] (webplay: men, Strife, throw, word).

  1. Grapple; engage in a physical contest with the arms, legs, and torso; (see Genesis 32:24); [fig.] argue; debate; contend in words; reason together; have a vigorous dialogue.
  2. Labor; strive; endeavor; make an effort; [fig.] engage in creative work.
  3. Drive; push forward; move vigorously.
  4. Struggle; try to survive; attempt to stay alive; fight to avoid drowning.
  5. Interact; engage; compete.
  6. Phrase. “wrestle with”: suppress; subdue; ward off; try to avoid.

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