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1. tackle

verb. ['ˈtækəl'] accept as a challenge.

Synonyms

  • face
  • face up
  • confront
  • take on
  • rise

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • set
  • sit down
  • lie down

Etymology

  • takel (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Tackle

  • unshackle
  • grackle
  • crackle
  • crackel
  • yakel
  • yackel
  • shackle
  • rachal
  • racal
  • mackel
  • mackall
  • kachel
  • jakel
  • jackel
  • jackal
  • hackle
  • hackl
  • hackel
  • cackle

How do you pronounce tackle?

Pronounce tackle as ˈtækəl.

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Sentences with tackle


1. Verb, base form
Industrial psychologists can help employers tackle challenges with employee productivity by offering solutions that improve workers' mental health.

2. Noun, singular or mass
These baits are readily available at numerous convenience stores and bait and tackle stops in the area.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Women often tackle the bothersome wrinkles with an arsenal of skin care products and facial treatments.

Quotes about tackle


1. Urgent optimism is the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle, combined with the belief that we have a reasonable hope of success.
- Jane McGonigal

2. My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

3. Urgent optimism is the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle, combined with the belief that we have a reasonable hope of success.
- Jane McGonigal

2. tackle

noun. ['ˈtækəl'] the person who plays that position on a football team.

Antonyms

  • leave office

Etymology

  • takel (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. tackle

verb. ['ˈtækəl'] seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball.

Synonyms

  • attack

Antonyms

  • descend
  • descent

Etymology

  • takel (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. tackle

noun. ['ˈtækəl'] gear used in fishing.

Synonyms

  • gear
  • fishing gear
  • landing net
  • fishing rod
  • spear
  • gaff
  • harpoon
  • fishing rig
  • fishing line
  • appurtenance
  • fishing pole
  • paraphernalia
  • fishgig
  • fizgig
  • gig
  • bobber
  • fishhook
  • bobfloat
  • reel
  • spinner
  • bob
  • lance
  • fishing tackle
  • rig

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • fixed-width font
  • proportional font
  • leeward

Etymology

  • takel (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. tackle

noun. ['ˈtækəl'] (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground.

Antonyms

  • ride

Etymology

  • takel (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. tackle

verb. ['ˈtækəl'] put a harness.

Synonyms

  • inspan
  • harness

Antonyms

  • outspan
  • detach
  • wane

Etymology

  • takel (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. tackle

noun. ['ˈtækəl'] (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage.

Synonyms

  • lineman
  • eleven

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • stay in place
  • close

Etymology

  • takel (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. tackle

noun. ['ˈtækəl'] gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails.

Synonyms

  • appurtenance
  • paraphernalia
  • rigging

Antonyms

  • rear
  • windward
  • back
  • uncover

Etymology

  • takel (Middle English (1100-1500))
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