verb (used without object), wres·tled, wres·tling.
verb (used with object), wres·tled, wres·tling.
Origin of wrestle
Examples from the Web for wrestle
She squinted, blinked sporadically, and tilted her head, as if straining to wrestle answers from her brain.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We do have to wrestle with the fact that the army already has them on the ground,” she said.
A recently released app invites users to wrestle with the text of a modern classic.
Erudite is trying to wrestle control of the government away from Abnegation via nefarious schemes.
Yet he continued to wrestle with a demon that the Perry Street regular felt sure could be summarized in four syllables.
And it was also said of him that it was only for hobgoblins to wrestle with the dead.The Essays of Montaigne, Complete|Michel de Montaigne
They wrestle almost all the time, but Peter is nearly as strong.Lisbeth Longfrock|Hans Aanrud
They wrestle the length of the hall, and break all before them.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
He asked what they wanted him to do, and they asked him to wrestle with some one.Grettir The Strong|Unknown
Machinery, the product of modern times, is the most powerful enemy that the notion of a Providence has ever had to wrestle with.The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study|Jean-Marie Guyau
Word Origin for wrestle
Old English *wræstlian, frequentative of wræstan "to wrest" (see wrest). Cf. North Frisian wrassele, Middle Low German worstelen. Figurative sense is recorded from early 13c. Related: Wrestled; wrestling.