wrestle

v. t.

  1. To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully.
  2. Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend.
  3. To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.

n.

  1. A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle.