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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The new grapples feature horizontal placement of the cylinders, thus creating a profile that allows for effective material penetration and efficient bulk-material handling, according to Cat.
The new grapples replace the GSM25-series grapples and are purpose-built for Cat MH3022, MH3024, and MH3026 wheel material handlers.
The deep-field magnets allow grapple operators to handle scrap and to sweep the work area without changing attachments or leaving the cab.
During Grapple's mission, the ship's crew, including 26 civil service mariners (CIVMARs), and five Navy Sailors, supported 12 embarked Navy divers who were part of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Little Creek, Va.
"None of the players at the Giants would ever condone the 'grapple tackle' and neither would Browny.
* 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.
It was a mechanized harvesting operation using one Timbco feller-buncher, two grapple skidders, and three tractor-trailers for hauling.
The proximity to these structures made methods like implosion impossible, says Bailes, so the silos and conveyors had to be taken down manually, piece by piece with a fleet of material handling equipment affixed with specialized demolition attachments, such as multi-processors, grapples, hammers and shears.
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?
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As scientists grapple with defining a Theory of Everything, Barrow details the role important numbers play in answering questions about the makeup of the universe.
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."