Translation of wrestle in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈresəl/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [Sport/Deporte] luchar 1.2 (grapple)to wrestle with sb/sth she wrestled with her attacker forcejeó con or luchó contra or con su agresor she watched him wrestling with the cases lo miró mientras lidiaba or batallaba con las maletas he's been wrestling with the problem for some time now ha estado lidiando or batallando con el problema hace un tiempo all night he wrestled with his conscience pasó toda la noche batallando con su conciencia
    More example sentences
    • Mr Foster, a former police constable, then struggled with several of the security team, who wrestled him to the floor.
    • Officers chased him on foot, tried to disable him with a Taser gun (repelled by Johnson's leather jacket), and finally wrestled him from the cart.
    • I was about 50 feet away from Jaggi when 3 or 4 cops dressed as protesters grabbed him, wrestled him into a van and sped away.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [Sport/Deporte] luchar contra he's wrestling Grant tonight esta noche lucha or tiene un combate de lucha libre contra Grant he wrestled his attacker to the ground forcejeó con or luchó contra su agresor y lo derribó
    More example sentences
    • Opponents wrestle until one is thrown to the ground.
    • Then we had a snowball fight, wrestled around on the ground, and carried on with play fights for a short while until we were all quite exhausted.
    • They fell forward onto the ground, locked together as they wrestled with one another in order to separate themselves into two people.


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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.