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Overview of noun grapple

The noun grapple has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron

(a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope)

2. clamshell, grapple

(a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam)

3. wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle

(the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully")


Overview of verb grapple

The verb grapple has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage

(come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day")

2. (2) grapple, grip

(to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes")

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