wrestle n

see wrestle, v.

  1. Struggle; effort; attempt; fight; push; [fig.] sob; choking.

wrestle [-d, -ing, -s] v


  1. Grapple; engage in a physical contest with the arms, legs, and torso; (see Genesis 32:24); [fig.] argue; debate; contend in words; reason together; have a vigorous dialogue.
  2. Labor; strive; endeavor; make an effort; [fig.] engage in creative work.
  3. Drive; push forward; move vigorously.
  4. Struggle; try to survive; attempt to stay alive; fight to avoid drowning.
  5. Interact; engage; compete.
  6. Phrase. “wrestle with”: suppress; subdue; ward off; try to avoid.