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

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Two scrimmage situations, from a tackling standpoint, pretty good. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, "Manny Diaz: Miami defense handed offense ‘massive butt-whooping’ for first half of second scrimmage of fall camp," 11 Aug. 2019 The series was notable for its strong female cast, quippy one-liners, and unapologetic tackling of political, social, and gender issues. Jessica Derschowitz, EW.com, "All seasons of Designing Women coming to Hulu in August," 26 July 2019 It was praised for its blend of sharp humor and tackling of topical subjects like domestic abuse, homophobia and feminism. Sandra Gonzalez, CNN, "'Designing Women' will now stream on Hulu," 26 July 2019 The tackling of complex issues and embracing a different kind of story in the superhero genre is a big part of what attracted members of the cast to the role. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ looks at abuse of power and the fallout of a world with superheroes," 20 July 2019 Johnson has made nice cuts in traffic and has shown the ability to get to the edge against NFL competition — albeit with no tackling or pads. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions rookie running back Ty Johnson shows off speed," 6 June 2019 For now, at least, the game is easy enough to pick up and play, and the three-on-three action, which revolves around high-speed tackling and slope-crouching momentum, is instantly attractive. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Roller Champions hands-on premiere: Ubisoft’s fun, F2P answer to Rocket League," 10 June 2019 But this eager group of students taking instruction from Diaz and preparing to dive into a tackling drill weren’t some of the nation’s top high school football prospects. Christy Cabrera Chirinos, sun-sentinel.com, "Manny Diaz, staff take select group of fans behind the scenes at Hurricanes’ first women’s football clinic," 9 June 2019 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

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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