grapple

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Synonyms for grapple

Synonyms for grapple

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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PC Saffron Banner will receive a Chief Constable's Commendation as she grappled with a man who drove off with her hanging on to the door.
2 : to seize and struggle with another <Wrestlers grappled in the ring.
The loader grappled an average of two logs per turn with an average small-end diameter of 10.
EVER since 9-11, America has grappled with the challenge of fighting an unprecedented sort of war against a new kind of enemy.
And there is plenty of totalitarian-think to be grappled with in his shrill and thinly veiled defense of the "war on terror.
stem from his experiences as he grappled with payroll, cashflow, hiring, firing and all the usual small business challenges.
Excavators have grappled, sheared, sorted and broken their way into a prominent position in construction, demolition and C&D recycling.
Page 29: add 1 March entry: Space shuttle Columbia launched, rendezvoused and grappled the Hubble Space Telescope, then conducted five days of spacewalks to remove and replace parts and to add new equipment.