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wrastle

or rassle, rastle

[ras-uh l] /ˈræs əl/ Dialect
verb (used with or without object), wrastled, wrastling, noun
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Origin of wrastle
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English wrastlen, variant of wrestlen to wrestle
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  • You see, I like to 'wrastle' with things and fight off the worst.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • At dat place she come up to me an' says, 'Samson, I'll wrastle you!'

    The Entailed Hat George Alfred Townsend
  • His sone wrastle dyed a yonge man unmaried; his sone Love lived till this year 1650.

  • wrastle it out each day and, win er lose, forgit it in yer sleep.

    The Web of the Golden Spider

    Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • You're both too green and too soft to wrastle 'round down amongst folks.

  • But by this time he was gone; so we all turns back to wrastle with this sad man, who evident was intending to mix it with us.

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough
  • And the old man used to wrastle with him nights and speak about punishment, and pray for him in meeting.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • We'll hae an awfu' wrastle in the mornin' catchin' the train, and it'll be that crooded we'll hae to stand a' the way.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • I ain't goin' to wrastle with no ca on this here trip, none whatever.

    Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Clarence Edward Mulford
  • Had to wrastle Pedro away from the stove an' I ain't quite on to that oven yet, but they look good, don't they?

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn

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