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arm-wrestling

Syllabification: arm-wres·tling

Definition of arm-wrestling in English:

noun

A trial of strength in which two people sit opposite each other with one elbow resting on a table, clasp each other’s hands, and try to force each other’s arm down onto the table.
Example sentences
  • The team was also delighted to learn that a future world arm-wrestling championship would be held in Manchester.
  • Even though the rugby suffered, there was something epic about it - like that marathon arm-wrestling encounter in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea.
  • Girls grappled in arm-wrestling matches as others traded shy or swaggering kisses.

Derivatives

arm-wrestle

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verb
Example sentences
  • Sometimes, he lets his assistants arm-wrestle each other.
  • The only way into those computers, then, is to arm-wrestle my personal trainer during business hours and get physical access to the machine.
  • He only asks that I sit directly opposite him across a table, as if we were about to play chess or arm-wrestle.

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