grapple


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an act or means of holding something

to take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on

to contend with an opponent at close quarters, as by attempting to throw him or her

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a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding

a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam

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the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat

to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

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Founded in January 2010, Grapple works in partnership with the world's leading brands to deliver commercially effective mobile innovation, brought to life with awardCEwinning design and development.
Grapple is one of Military Sealift Command's four rescue and salvage ships.
All Rockland grapples are equipped with replaceable wear plates at the front and rear of each tine, as well as heat-treated pivot pins and bushings for additional strength, according to a news release from the manufacturer.
Functions of the bucking were defined as: (1) Swing to tree stem--Starts when the loader operator finishes the previous cycle and begins moving the grapple to the next tree stem to be bucked and ends when swing movement has stopped; (2) Grappling Consists of time taken to grapple a tree stem and all the logs associated with it; (3) Swing to saw Begins when grapple swings from tree stem pile or log pile and ends when the tree stem is placed in a sawbuck or the loader is ready for bucking next log from the same tree stem; (4) Buck--Begins when the saw is positioned on the tree stem and ends when a log is completely severed.
Abramsky inaccurately states that the left is unwilling to grapple with totalitarian-think.
Each must grapple with identity, loyalty, and what their beliefs mean for themselves and with regard to each other.
As tissue engineers grapple with the problem of choosing an appropriate cell source to generate tissues, Stevens et al.
Author Bill Reeb, CPA, has surveyed over 500 CPA firms and conducted in-depth interviews with 30 managing partners representing firms in transition or about to grapple with succession.
LAST DECEMBER, AS the world tried to grapple with the devastating scope of the tsunami that hit South Asia--at last count, the death toll stood at nearly 300,000--the tragedy became fodder for fatuous religious discussions, focusing on an ancient question: How can a just, good, all-powerful, all-loving God allow evil to happen and innocents to suffer?
A first-person view of the ups, downs, backstabbing, money-jockeying, desertions, loneliness and more in an often cutthroat business world, The Cash Cage is not only an engrossing personal story, but also a no-holds-barred "how-to" guide for anyone struggling to break into the business, curious individuals seeking to learn the pitfalls of the trade, and in fact anyone determined to grapple with adversity.
Your industry sources are always very knowledgeable, and the timely topics repeatedly hit home, addressing many of the issues my clients grapple with every day.
At the end of January, they sent out an official Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and announced a formal public workshop to grapple with this issue.
The more diversely you see something, the more you have to grapple with the fact that it's not just the one thing you might have been conditioned to think it was.
The new system has eliminated the need for manual feeding; each grapple load is equal to a wheelbarrow full of material--sometimes even more when bulk densities are low as with in-house gating system scrap.
Also heading into the area was the USS Grapple, carrying divers who will try to retrieve the plane's flight data and cockpit voice recorders.