- wrassle (eye dialect)
From Middle English wrestlen, wrastlen (also as wraxlen), from Old English wræstlian, wraxlian (“to contend, wrestle”); corresponding to wrest + -le. Cognate with Saterland Frisian wrosselje (“to contend, wrestle”), West Frisian wrakselje (“to wrestle”), Middle Dutch wrastelen (“to wrestle”), Middle Low German wrostelen (“to wrestle”).
wrestle (plural wrestles)
- (intransitive) To contend, with an opponent, by grappling and attempting to throw, immobilize or otherwise defeat him, depending on the specific rules of the contest
- (intransitive) To struggle or strive
- (transitive) To take part in a wrestling match with someone
- (transitive) To move or lift something with difficulty
- (transitive) To throw a calf etc in order to brand it
- (transitive) To fight
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