grappling

noun

grap·​pling ˈgra-p(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce grappling (audio)

Examples of grappling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In an era of faltering global resolve on other challenges, great powers had initially struck an optimistic note in grappling with AI. Aziz Huq, Foreign Affairs, 11 Mar. 2024 Serrano owns a 2-0-1 record in MMA and a 5-0 mark in submission grappling. Brian Mazique, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Now, the 38-year old who lives and trains out of San Diego and has also competed in grappling, kickboxing and Muay Thai, is taking her skills into the boxing ring. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Jan. 2024 His grappling has been decent, averaging 0.85 takedowns per every 15 minutes. Elizabeth Flores, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2024 The grappling arm ruptured a fuel line, triggering an explosion that destroyed both spacecraft. Khari Johnson, WIRED, 24 Jan. 2024 Among those frustrated by the standstill is David, a 50-year-old grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 Advertisement Among those frustrated by the standstill is David, a 50-year-old grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2024 Griffin continued, claiming that Biden's run against Trump in 2020 was a weak one amid the country's grappling with the coronavirus pandemic and a free-falling economy. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of grappling was in 1582

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“Grappling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grappling. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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