wrestle verb definition in Combat sports topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Combat sports topic
[intransitive, transitive] to fight somebody by holding them and trying to throw or force them to the ground, sometimes as a sport As a boy he had boxed and wrestled. wrestle with somebody Armed guards wrestled with the intruder. She tried to wrestle with her attacker. wrestle somebody (+ adv./prep.) Shoppers wrestled the raider to the ground.