arm-wrestle

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Etymology[edit]

arm +‎ wrestle

Noun[edit]

arm-wrestle ‎(plural arm-wrestles)

  1. (sports) A bout of arm wrestling.

Verb[edit]

arm-wrestle ‎(third-person singular simple present arm-wrestles, present participle arm-wrestling, simple past and past participle arm-wrestled)

  1. To compete in an arm-wrestle.
  2. (by extension) To struggle with for dominance.
    • 1996, Linda Ty-Casper, DreamEden, ISBN 0295975865, page 318:
      Unable to give any answer, Benhur finds himself being arm-wrestled on both sides; he feels like a boy with them, unscathed as yet by Tuesday morning in Constitutional Law
    • 1999, Roz D. Fox, Welcome to My Family, ISBN 0373708858, page 151:
      I arm-wrestled a promise from Gordon Dempsey that news of our night in Atlantic City would go no further.
    • 2014, Rocco Rubini, The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger, ISBN 022618627X:
      In fact, throughout 1946, they continued to arm-wrestle over which of them was entitled to philosophize.
    • 2015, Katrine Marcal, Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?, ISBN 9781925113723, page 62:
      The idea that war and conflicts are purely rational, calculable considerations lives on today. Even if the playing fields for the superpowers' arm-wrestling matches are no longer Berlin, Vienna, Warsaw, but instead Kabul, Tehran and Peshawar.

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