Origin of wrestling
verb (used without object), wres·tled, wres·tling.
verb (used with object), wres·tled, wres·tling.
Origin of wrestle
Related Words for wrestlingcontend, tussle, scuffle, grapple, tangle, strive, essay, combat, exert, work, fight, strain, battle, endeavor, grunt
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Contemporary Examples of wrestling
The wrestling fans are “incredibly horrifying when you age,” Madusa, now 50, wrote.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture
November 22, 2014
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.The Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad
Noah Shachtman, Michael Kennedy
October 17, 2014
Historical Examples of wrestling
And there must be umpires, as there are now in wrestling, to determine what is a fair hit and who is conqueror.Laws
In the center of a group of spectators two men, stripped to the waist, were wrestling.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Colonel Mayhew took us to the fair, and to see the wrestling; then to the bazaars.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
His passion was wrestling with a ghastly doubt, but it was of the kind that dies hard.Audrey Craven
Round behind Teutoberg he pivoted—a wrestling trick he had learned as a boy.The Space Rover
Edwin K. Sloat
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.