Synonyms for grapple

Synonyms for (noun) grapple

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: struggle

Definition: strenuous effort

Usage: the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her

Synonyms: clamshell, grapple

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

Similar words: dredging bucket

Definition: a bucket for lifting material from a channel or riverbed

Synonyms: grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron

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

Similar words: tool

Definition: an implement used in the practice of a vocation

Synonyms for (verb) grapple

Synonyms: grapple, grip

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

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

Similar words: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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