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wrestle with a pig

To attempt a futile task with someone who enjoys the struggle (just as a pig would enjoy wrestling in the mud). I swear, trying to get the truth out of a teenager is like wrestling with a pig! My daughter has an excuse for everything, and I think she enjoys frustrating me!
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wrestle with (someone or something)

1. Literally, to grapple with someone or an animal in an attempt to subdue and immobilize it or just as part of aggressive play. The animal control worker had to wrestle with the rabid raccoon to get it in the cage. The kids have been out there wrestling with each other all day.
2. To attempt to handle or move something, typically a large, heavy, or unwieldy object, with much difficulty. We had to wrestle with it a bit, but we got that big bed frame upstairs.
3. To attempt to deal with something difficult or troubling, such as a problem or decision. I've wrestled with this equation for hours, but I just can't seem to get it right. He's clearly wrestling with his past and trying to make amends for the things he's done.
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wrestle something from someone

to get something away from someone after a physical struggle. Wally wrestled the gun away from Max and threw it out the window. I could not wrestle my wallet from the thief.
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wrestle something into something

to struggle with something large to get it into something or some place. She wrestled the packages into the backseat of the car. I wrestled the suitcases into the rack over my seat.
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wrestle with someone

to contend with someone in a physical wrestling match. You are too big to wrestle with him! I want to wrestle with someone my own size.
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wrestle with something

 
1. . to struggle with something large to move it about. He wrestled with the piano and finally got it to move. The two men were wrestling with the heavy trunk for nearly ten minutes, trying to get it up the stairs.
2. . to grapple or struggle with some large animal. The man wrestled with the tiger for a while but was seriously mauled in a short time. Sam liked to wrestle with the family dog.
3. to struggle with a difficult problem; to struggle with a moral decision. We wrestled with the problem and finally decided to go ahead. Let me wrestle with this matter for a while longer.
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wrestle with

v.
1. To contend with someone by grappling and attempting to throw or immobilize one's opponent: I wrestled with my cousin in the living room until my mom ordered us to go outside.
2. To contend or struggle with something or someone: The students wrestled with the math problem all afternoon.
3. To strive in an effort to master something: The thieves must wrestle with the guilt that weighs on them.
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Phogat lost to Chinese wrestler Chun Lei by a narrow margin of 3-2 in women final of the 50kg category (freestyle).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Two Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers took the third places in the 72-kg and 55-kg weight categories, respectively in the XXII Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial in Kiev.
Each level up grants your wrestler a new skill, so Superstars are obviously superior in this aspect.
But there is so much more to being a sumo wrestler than enjoying calorie-laden meals.
No significantly relationship was found between speed ability and these abilities for Freestyle wrestler (p>0.
Time for us to tell everyone that Pakistan is a peaceful place, everyone should come and support the event,' the France-based wrestler of Pakistani origin added
According to reports, the said wrestler, Raj Kumar Paswan, 19, was not aware that the man he threw on the ground was a lawmaker.
Following the drawings, former wrestler Fatih Atly drew the number 9 and paired off with 2009-2010 Head Wrestler Mehmet YeE-ilyeE-il thus a hard struggle started.
Methods: The population-based cross-sectional survey involved 411 wrestlers who were randomly selected from wrestling clubs in Tehran employing cluster sample setting method.
FROM THE REARVIEW MIRRORS OF taxis to street corner shops, portraits of wrestlers are the easiest you can find in Senegal a country where until recently, wrestling was too primitive for most people's liking.
A second man, Ajang Garang, defeated a Mundari wrestler Ajith.
Sumo wrestlers are not allowed to gamble, other than with their health, because it is against their strict code of conduct.
Data for all Sumo wrestlers who were promoted to the top division, generally called Nyuumaku, between the years of 1926 and 1989 were compiled using The Professional Sumo Wrestler Directory (Mizuno and Kyosu, 2006).
Dad's an obese, frayed and unshaven factory storeman by day, but by night he transforms into an obese, frayed and unshaven masked wrestler with the nom de plume 'The Percolator'.
A former sumo wrestling trainer has been sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the fatal beating of a young wrestler during training.