(redirected from tackling)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • verb
  • noun

Synonyms for tackle

deal with






Synonyms for tackle

things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose

to start work on vigorously


Synonyms for tackle

the person who plays that position on a football team

Related Words

gear consisting of ropes etc

(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

(American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground

accept as a challenge

put a harness

seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball

References in periodicals archive ?
Oregon coaches Mike Bellotti, Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich all allowed defensive players to wrap up in practice, Neal said, but tackling to the ground is rare.
TOP TACKLING MIDFIELDERS AVERAGE TACKLES PER 90 MINS PLAYER MINS PLAYED TOTAL TACKLES TEAM Mohamed Diame West Ham 4.64 1279 66 Steve Sidwell Fulham 4.34 1473 71 Morgan Schneiderlin Southampton 4.17 1770 82 Alejandro Faurlin QPR 4.14 783 36 Mark Noble West Ham 3.98 1674 74 Ramires Chelsea 3.95 1277 56 Claudio Yacob West Brom 3.78 1238 52 Park Ji-Sung QPR 3.72 847 35 Sandro Spurs 3.64 1779 72 Mousa Dembele Spurs 3.60 1150 46 Yohan Cabaye Newcastle 3.59 878 35 Mikel Arteta Arsenal 3.55 1800 71 James McArthur Wigan 3.49 1340 52 Stephen Ireland Aston Villa 3.46 781 30 Paul Scholes Man Utd 3.43 682 26 Zoltan Gera West Brom 3.43 1129 43 James McClean Sunderland 3.29 1721 63 Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 3.29 848 31 Brett Holman Aston Villa 3.29 1341 49 Cheick Tiote Newcastle 3.26 1022 37
Coaches must teach players tackling fundamentals that include making first contact with the shoulder pads/chest.
Physiological and anthropometric correlates of tackling ability in junior elite and subelite league players.
"If we have been guilty of such a tackle, it's simply down to poor technique and a mistake on our behalf, and if we end up tackling around the head we deserve to be penalised.
''Effective leadership is vital here and we look to the City Forum to ensure that all its partners work together to fulfill the community plan's long-term commitment to tackling the causes of poverty.''
John Greig, who had tackling down to an art form, yesterday declared that Elliot's tackle on McInnes was down to nothing more than poor timing.
Spearing, or the deliberate use of the helmet in blocking or tackling to punish an opponent, places both players at risk; invokes a major penalty.
NIGEL REO-COKER fears tackling is a dying art - because referees are confused by the rules and players are overreacting.
Those players,and many like them, dealt in the kind of tackling designed to both stop and intimidate forwards.
The defense starts as a unit, with a scenario of 11 defensive players "tackling" the ball-carrier in the circle.
In many of the games in World Cup '90, the tackling was cynical and downright vicious.
LOUTH boss Val Andrews reckons the GAA should take a leaf out of the Aussie Rules book when it comes to tackling.
Tackling the FB allows our strong corner to afford under help to our strong safety on the TE's corner route.