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 for wrestle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrestle \Wres"tle\, v. t.
     To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrestle \Wres"tle\, n.
     A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the
     other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a
     struggle.
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           Whom in a wrestle the giant catching aloft, with a
           terrible hug broke three of his ribs.    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrestle \Wres"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wrestled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Wrestling.] [OE. wrestlen, wrastlen, AS. wr?stlian,
     freq. of wr?stan to wrest; akin to OD. wrastelen to wrestle.
     See Wrest, v. t.]
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     1. To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or
        throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully.
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              To-morrow, sir, I wrestle for my credit, and he that
              escapes me without some broken limb shall acquit him
              well.                                 --Shak.
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              Another, by a fall in wrestling, started the end of
              the clavicle from the sternum.        --Wiseman.
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     2. Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend.
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              Come, wrestle with thy affections.    --Shak.
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              We wrestle not against flesh and blood. --Eph. vi.
                                                    12.
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              Difficulties with which he had himself wrestled.
                                                    --M. Arnold.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wrestle
      n 1: the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had
           a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling
           with the bully" [syn: wrestle, wrestling, grapple,
           grappling, hand-to-hand struggle]
      v 1: combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He
           wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
      2: engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled
         with this decision for years"
      3: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when
         struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child
         tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace" [syn:
         writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist]
      4: engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the
         garden"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "wrestle":
     agonize, battle, box, brawl, broil, buffet, clash, close, collide,
     combat, come to blows, contend, contest, cut and thrust, duel,
     endeavor, essay, exchange blows, exert, fence, feud, fight,
     fight a duel, give and take, give satisfaction, grapple,
     grapple with, grunt and sweat, hassle, huff and puff, jostle,
     joust, labor, mix it up, moil, quarrel, rassle, riot, run a tilt,
     scramble, scuffle, skirmish, spar, strain, stretch, strive,
     struggle, thrust and parry, tilt, toil, tourney, travail, tussle,
     wage war, war, work
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Wrestle
     (Eph. 6:12). See GAMES.
     

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