wrestling hold

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wrestling hold a hold used in the sport of wrestling
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Usage

In literature:

He jumped about, and twisted about, and wrestled about as if he really had got hold of his enemy's body.
"Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon" by Jules Verne
He is a really good rider and can hold his own in walking, running, swimming, shooting, wrestling, and boxing.
"Letters to His Children" by Theodore Roosevelt
In the year 1623 one Akashi Shiganosuke obtained leave from the Government to hold public wrestling-matches in the streets of Yedo.
"Tales of Old Japan" by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
And then, with a final wrestle, they were in slack water, and she loosed her hold and struck out alongside him.
"Pearl of Pearl Island" by John Oxenham
It was a wrestling fight in the mud, this, holding onto shell-craters and the soft remains of trenches.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
Some of the most strenuous wrestling holds use the muscles of the upper back and neck in a very vigorous and violent manner.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
While taking a rest he remarked that "side-hold" was his favorite way to wrestle.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
With straining nerves and pounding heart Henderson strove to hold it back by sheer will and the wrestling of his eyes.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
But then to-day we are wrestling with the greatest empires in the world, and we hold them in our grip.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Tolto had never heard of the wrestling hold known as the scissors, but he applied it to that box.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
We wrestle fiercely with vicious habits that would have no hold on us, if we ascended to a higher moral atmosphere.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
He thinks he can out-wrestle me but I know all the nasty holds.
"Master of the Moondog" by Stanley Mullen
But the two men holding him wrestled him backward.
"Paradise Bend" by William Patterson White
It was a barred hold in amateur wrestling; a chance to administer pain, instead of an exhibition of strength or agility.
"The Three Sapphires" by W. A. Fraser
He therefore relaxed no hold on the stranger, but wrestled with him as best he could.
"Living for the Best" by James G. K. McClure
He got hold of it and wrestled with it for a few seconds as two men might wrestle on the mat.
"The Heart of Canyon Pass" by Thomas K. Holmes
It was, however, upwards of a century and a half after, before back-hold wrestling assumed the importance it has attained.
"Wrestling and Wrestlers:" by Jacob Robinson
Tomorrow we shall hold a tournament of racing and wrestling.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
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In poetry:

My spirit holds perpetual war,
And wrestles and complains;
But views the happy moment near
That shall dissolve its chains.
"Hymn 22 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Come, O thou Traveller unknown,
Whom still I hold, but cannot see;
My company before is gone,
And I am left alone with thee;
With thee all night I mean to stay,
And wrestle till the break of day.
"Wrestling Jacob" by Charles Wesley
In vain thou strugglest to get free;
I never will unloose my hold:
Art thou the Man that died for me?
The secret of thy love unfold;
Wrestling, I will not let thee go
Till I thy name, thy nature know.
"Wrestling Jacob" by Charles Wesley
Hand, with what color and power thou couldst show, in the ring hot-sanded,
Brown Bestiarius holding the lean tawn tiger at bay,
Paint me the wrestle of Toil with the wild-beast Want, bare-handed;
Shadow me forth a soul steadily facing To-day!
"To-Day" by Helen Gray Cone

In news:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team will hold its "Wrestle-4-Life" blood drive and clinic on Saturday, Sept 15, in Maclellan Gym.
One day a foreigner may hold the title of "grand champion" in Japan's most sacred sport, sumo wrestling.
Sumo wrestling slow to grab hold in South Texas.
YouTubeKelly Gneitling is a three-time United State's national champion in sumo wrestling and has the 405-pound frame one would expect of a man who holds those titles.
Hank Bruder (right) and Charles "Buckets" Goldenberg take some time out from Packers training camp in 1933 to hold a wrestling match.
Panther Creek wrestling continues hold on Bull Durham Holiday Classic.
The Dunkirk Marauders were the benefactors of four forfeits, three pins and a technical fall in holding off the Cassadaga Valley Cougars, 50-33, Tuesday in non-league high school wrestling action.
Once a month in Atlanta, World Championship Wrestling, one of the two dominant pro-wrestling federations in the country, holds open tryouts for wannabes between the ages of 18 and 29.
Cattle producers are wrestling with whether to hold back female breeding stock or sell at current high prices.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team will hold its " Wrestle -4-Life" blood drive and clinic on Saturday, Sept 15, in Maclellan Gym.
Kelly Gneitling is a three-time United State's national champion in sumo wrestling and has the 405-pound frame one would expect of a man who holds those titles.
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