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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wres·tle /ˈrɛsəl, ˈræ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wres·tle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wrestled p. pr. & vb. n. Wrestling ]
 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)

 Wres·tle, v. t. To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

      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, (especially 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

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Eph. 6:12). See GAMES.