Wrestle Wres"tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wrestled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrestling}.] [OE. wrestlen, wrastlen, AS. wr?stlian, freq. of wr?stan to wrest; akin to OD. wrastelen to wrestle. See {Wrest}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully. [1913 Webster]

To-morrow, sir, I wrestle for my credit, and he that escapes me without some broken limb shall acquit him well. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Another, by a fall in wrestling, started the end of the clavicle from the sternum. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend. [1913 Webster]

Come, wrestle with thy affections. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

We wrestle not against flesh and blood. --Eph. vi. 12. [1913 Webster]

Difficulties with which he had himself wrestled. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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