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American English: /ˈrɛsəl/
British English: /ˈrɛs(ə)l/

Translation of wrestle in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (Sport) 1.2 (grapple)to wrestle with somebody/somethingshe 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
    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

  • (Sport)
    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
    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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