Definitions for grapple

Definitions for (noun) grapple

Main entry: grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, wrestle, wrestling

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

Usage: they had a fierce wrestle; we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully

Main entry: clamshell, grapple

Definition: a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam

Main entry: grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron

Definition: a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

Definitions for (verb) grapple

Main entry: grapple, grip

Definition: to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

Usage: the two men grappled with each other for several minutes

Main entry: deal, contend, cope, make do, make out, manage, grapple, get by

Definition: come to terms with

Usage: We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

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