ˈwrestle with sth

ˈwrestle with sth
phrasal verb
to try to deal with a difficult problem

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • wrestle — [ˈres(ə)l] verb [I/T] to fight by holding someone and trying to push or throw them to the ground, especially as a sport • wrestle with sth …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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  • conscience — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clean (esp. AmE), clear, easy, good ▪ How can you do your job with a clean conscience? ▪ I have a clear conscience. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • grapple — grap|ple [ˈgræpəl] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: grappelle, from grape; GRAPE] to fight or struggle with someone, holding them tightly = ↑wrestle grapple with ▪ Two men grappled with a guard at the door. grapple with [grapple with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • round — 1 /raUnd/ adjective 1 shaped like a circle: a round table | Jamie s eyes grew round with delight. 2 shaped like a ball: a plant with small round berries 3 fat and curved: Charlie had a chubby face and round cheeks. 4 a round number is a whole… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ring — 1 /rIN/ noun 1 JEWELLERY (C) a piece of jewellery that you wear on your finger: a diamond ring (=decorated with diamonds) see also: engagement ring, wedding ring 2 CIRCLE (C) a) a circular line or mark: Martha had dark rings round her eyes from… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bher-3 —     bher 3     English meaning: to scrape, cut, etc.     Deutsche Übersetzung: “with einem scharfen Werkzeug bearbeiten, ritzen, schneiden, reiben, spalten”     Material: O.Ind. (gramm.) bhr̥nüti (?) “injures, hurts, disables” = Pers. burrad… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

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