Definition of wrestling in English:


Line breaks: wrest|ling
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛslɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • The sport or activity of grappling with an opponent and trying to throw or hold them down on the ground, typically according to a code of rules.
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    • These situations would include sport matches in wrestling and judo where people are fighting with resistance.
    • Sam is into wrestling and baseball and playing Playstation video games.
    • In high school, gymnastics and wrestling had an early hold on Stephan's athletic aspirations.

Popular in ancient Egypt, China, and Greece, wrestling was introduced to the Olympic Games in 704 bc; many of the holds and throws used now are the same as those of antiquity. The two main competition styles are Graeco-Roman (in which holds below the waist are prohibited) and freestyle, which has become a popular televised sport. See also sumo

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