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wrestling

Syllabification: wres·tling
Pronunciation: /ˈres(ə)liNG
 
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Definition of wrestling in English:

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.

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 Greco-Roman (in which holds below the waist are prohibited) and freestyle, which has become a popular televised sport. See also sumo

Example sentences
  • 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.

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