wrestled


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.
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            Difficulties with which he had himself wrestled.
                                                  --M. Arnold.
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