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grapples

noun , plural of 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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grapples

verb , present tense third-person singular of 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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