Definitions starting with W

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wrastle, rassle

/ras1/ v. 1. [also Scots (CSD), US dial. (ADD)] to wrestle, struggle: 1918 His head get jam in de shoal, so he wrestle an' wrastle un­til he get out his head (Parsons 102). 1936 He start t' rassle wid dis problum (Dupuch 23). (Gen.)

2. [influenced by WRASTLE 1] to rustle: 1918 Wrastle, tree, wrastle; t'row down dil'er an' gol' (Parsons 28). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-11-27 03:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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