tackling

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

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Examples of tackling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But experts say that halting illicit transactions with virtual money, and tackling ransomware more broadly, will require intense international cooperation. Nicole Sganga, CBS News, 15 July 2021 Simmons moved back to his weak-side spot providing speed and tackling in the open field, with Tyriq Thompson sliding into the middle for the Spartans’ final three games. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 21 Oct. 2020 The Wave practiced open-field tackling in specific drills this week to get ready for UCF. G Smith, NOLA.com, 21 Oct. 2020 Poor tackling in the second half allowed the Red Raiders to storm in front late in the fourth quarter. Marcus Krum, Dallas News, 28 Sep. 2020 The department is hopeful the signs will raise awareness among city residents about the challenges of tackling vacancies and blight. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 The department is hopeful the signs will raise awareness among city residents about the challenges of tackling vacancies and blight. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 7 July 2021 In San Bernardino County, for instance, officials detailed the ground lost tackling problems like congenital syphilis and opioid misuse even before the COVID response sapped resources. Angela Hart, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 July 2021 To say that tackling woke capitalism will not be easy is an understatement. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of tackling

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2021

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“Tackling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tackling. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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