Origin of wrestling
verb (used without object), wres·tled, wres·tling.
verb (used with object), wres·tled, wres·tling.
Origin of wrestle
Examples from the Web for wrestling
The wrestling fans are “incredibly horrifying when you age,” Madusa, now 50, wrote.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, in 1985, du Pont turned his attention (and Forbes-estimated $200 million fortune) to wrestling.
He poured millions into building Foxcatcher Farm, a wrestling facility boasting top-of-the-line weight machines.
Between 1989 and 1995, du Pont donated $400,000 a year to USA Wrestling.
The wrestling over the attacks continued, and turned to the chemical composition of the sarin.
It reminds him, not of watering little budding flowers, but of wrestling for hours with gigantic angels and devils.A Miscellany of Men|G. K. Chesterton
The following is as complete a list of the winners of the wrestling at Melmerby Rounds, as we have been able to collect.Wrestling and Wrestlers:|Jacob Robinson
I was much amused by the wrestling, which I had never before seen.Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland|Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
We struggled with each other, but although our wrestling was very violent, it was very noiseless.The Survivors of the Chancellor|Jules Verne
Not while you keep well, unless you over-drive it by running or wrestling too hard.The Child's Day|Woods Hutchinson
Word Origin for wrestle
Old English wræstlung, "sport of grappling and throwing," verbal noun from wrestle (v.). From c.1300 as "action of wrestling, a wrestling match." Figurative use from c.1200.
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.