tack·​ling | \ ˈta-kliŋ How to pronounce tackling (audio) , naut often ˈtā-\

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After the tackling comes the mental gymnastics, with Luke S. hoping to prove the pen is mightier than the sword after new rival Luke P. once again slams him behind his back to Hannah during the cocktail party. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al.com, "Tensions rise on ‘The Bachelorette,’ as men get testy and manipulative for Hannah’s heart," 4 June 2019 After that, Moore kept the Brazilians at bay with a masterclass in precise tackling and England fashioned a series of chances of their own. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 3 Days to Go - What if Gordon Banks Hadn’t Fallen Ill Before the Quarter Final?," 11 June 2018 Running zone-read in 11-on-11, when there was no tackling and the quarterbacks couldn't be hit, Martell was quick and shifty in the hole. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "Dwayne Haskins throwing touchdown passes: Ohio State quarterback practice observations," 26 Mar. 2018 Roquan Smith made a positive first impression The inside linebacker and first-round pick won’t be able to showcase his best qualities until players are permitted to practice in pads during training camp, and even then there’s not much live tackling. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Roquan Smith's intangibles leave strong first impression at Bears rookie minicamp," 13 May 2018 Playing eight-man football in high school helped Leighton Vander Esch develop his open-field tackling. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Leighton Vander Esch's journey: From eight-man to walk-on to the Cowboys | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 26 Apr. 2018 Sokratis is a tough tackling defender who has made 198 appearances for Borussia Dortmund following his arrival in 2013. SI.com, "German Report Claims Arsenal Are Close to Completing €20m Deal for Dortmund Defender," 16 May 2018 His tackling ability, coupled with his talent on the ball, gives him plenty of tools in his arsenal, and there will be no shortage of teams who are interested in Zielinski this summer. SI.com, "Report: Arsenal to Beat Liverpool to the Signing of Piotr Zielinski," 11 May 2018 The Texans like Jackson's tackling, blitzing skills and hard-nosed style. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' Kareem Jackson on move to safety: 'I like it'," 25 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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