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grapple

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1 the act or manner of holding

  • was simply unable to break my opponent's viselike grapple and lost the wrestling match
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2 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another

  • after a grapple with his conscience, he confessed to having an affair
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grapple

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1 to seize and attempt to unbalance one another for the purpose of achieving physical mastery

  • two sumo wrestlers grappling like a pair of mammoth bears
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2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly

  • a crane grappled the sunken boat and hoisted it above water
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bag, capture, catch, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, hook, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap

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take hold (of)

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