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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Wrestling  \Wres"tling\,  n. 
  Act  of  one  who  wrestles;  specif.,  the  sport  consisting  of  the 
  hand-to-hand  combat  between  two  unarmed  contestants  who  seek 
  to  throw  each  other 
 
  Note:  The  various  styles  of  wrestling  differ  in  their 
  definition  of  a  fall  and  in  the  governing  rules  In 
 
  {Greco-Roman  wrestling},  tripping  and  taking  hold  of  the  legs 
  are  forbidden,  and  a  fall  is  gained  (that  is  the  bout  is 
  won),  by  the  contestant  who  pins  both  his  opponent's 
  shoulders  to  the  ground.  In 
 
  {catch-as-catch-can  wrestling},  all  holds  are  permitted 
  except  such  as  may  be  barred  by  mutual  consent,  and  a  fall 
  is  defined  as  in  Greco-Roman  style. 
 
  {Lancashire  style  wrestling}  is  essentially  the  same  as 
  catch-as-catch-can.  In 
 
  {Cumberland  and  Westmorland  wrestling}  the  contestants  stand 
  chest  to  chest,  grasping  each  other  around  the  body.  The 
  one  first  losing  his  hold  or  touching  the  ground  with  any 
  part  of  his  body  except  his  feet,  loses  the  bout.  If  both 
  fall  to  the  ground  at  the  same  time,  it  is  a  dogfall  and 
  must  be  wrestled  over  In  the 
 
  {Cornwall  and  Devon  wrestling},  the  wrestlers  complete  in 
  strong  loose  linen  jackets,  catching  hold  of  the  jacket, 
  or  anywhere  above  the  waist.  Two  shoulders  and  one  hip,  or 
  two  hips  and  one  shoulder,  must  touch  the  ground  to 
  constitute  a  fall,  and  if  a  man  is  thrown  otherwise  than 
  on  his  back  the  contestants  get  upon  their  feet  and  the 
  bout  recommences. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wrestling 
  n  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"  [syn:  {wrestle},  {grapple},  {grappling}, 
  {hand-to-hand  struggle}] 
  2:  the  sport  of  hand-to-hand  struggle  between  unarmed 
  contestants  who  try  to  throw  each  other  down  [syn:  {rassling}, 
  {grappling}] 




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