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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  1.  To  contend,  by  grappling  with  and  striving  to  trip  or 
  throw  down  an  opponent;  as  they  wrestled  skillfully. 
 
  To-morrow,  sir,  I  wrestle  for  my  credit,  and  he  that 
  escapes  me  without  some  broken  limb  shall  acquit  him 
  well  --Shak. 
 
  Another,  by  a  fall  in  wrestling,  started  the  end  of 
  the  clavicle  from  the  sternum.  --Wiseman. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  struggle;  to  strive  earnestly;  to  contend. 
 
  Come  wrestle  with  thy  affections.  --Shak. 
 
  We  wrestle  not  against  flesh  and  blood.  --Eph.  vi 
  12. 
 
  Difficulties  with  which  he  had  himself  wrestled. 
  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wrestle  \Wres"tle\,  v.  t. 
  To  wrestle  with  to  seek  to  throw  down  as  in  wrestling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wrestle  \Wres"tle\,  n. 
  A  struggle  between  two  persons  to  see  which  will  throw  the 
  other  down  a  bout  at  wrestling;  a  wrestling  match;  a 
  struggle. 
 
  Whom  in  a  wrestle  the  giant  catching  aloft,  with  a 
  terrible  hug  broke  three  of  his  ribs.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wrestle 
  n  :  the  act  of  engaging  in  close  hand-to-hand  combat;  "they  had 
  a  fierce  wrestle";  "we  watched  his  grappling  and 
  wrestling  with  the  bully"  [syn:  {wrestling},  {grapple},  {grappling}, 
  {hand-to-hand  struggle}] 
  v  1:  combat  to  overcome  an  opposing  tendency  or  force;  "He 
  wrestled  all  his  life  with  his  feeling  of  inferiority" 
  2:  engage  in  deep  thought,  consideration,  or  debate;  "I 
  wrestled  with  this  decision  for  years" 
  3:  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." 
  [syn:  {writhe},  {wriggle},  {worm},  {squirm},  {twist}] 
  4:  engage  in  a  wrestling  match;  "The  children  wrestled  in  the 
  garden" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Wrestle 
  (Eph.  6:12).  See  {GAMES}. 
 




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