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or ras·sle, ras·tle

[ras-uh l]Dialect
verb (used with or without object), wras·tled, wras·tling, noun
  1. wrestle.
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Origin of wrastle

1200–50; Middle English wrastlen, variant of wrestlen to wrestle
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Examples from the Web for wrastle

Historical Examples

  • 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.