Definitions for grappleˈgræp əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
grap•pleˈgræp əl(v.; n.)-pled, -pling
(v.i.)to hold or make fast to something, as with a grapple.
to engage in a struggle or close encounter:
to try to overcome or deal:
to grapple with a problem.
(v.t.)to seize or hold with or as if with a grapple.
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Ref: grapnel (def. 1). 1
a seizing or gripping.
a grip or close hold.
a hand-to-hand fight.
Origin of grapple:
1520–30; appar. a freq. of OE gegrǣppian to seize; associated with grapnel
grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron(noun)
a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle(verb)
the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
"they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage(verb)
come to terms with
"We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
"the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
to seize; to lay fast hold of; to attack at close quarters: as, to grapple an antagonist
to fasten, as with a grapple; to fix; to join indissolubly
to use a grapple; to contend in close fight; to attach one's self as if by a grapple, as in wrestling; to close; to seize one another
a seizing or seizure; close hug in contest; the wrestler's hold
an instrument, usually with hinged claws, for seizing and holding fast to an object; a grab
a grappling iron
Grapple is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He was a regular character in the original The Transformers animated series, voiced by Pete Renaday. Due to trademark issues, newer toys of this character are named Autobot Grapple or spelled Grappel by Hasbro.
Translations for grapple
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to grasp and fight with
He grappled with the thief.
- يَشْتَبِك مَع ، يَمسك ويُقاتِلArabic
- боря сеBulgarian
- atracar-se comPortuguese (BR)
- zápasit sCzech
- slås; kæmpeDanish
- έρχομαι στα χέριαGreek
- forcejear, lucharSpanish
- گلاویز شدنFarsi
- en venir aux mains/prises avecFrench
- भिड़ जानाHindi
- boriti seCroatian
- dulakodik vkivelHungarian
- glíma/kljást viðIcelandic
- lottare conItalian
- 꽉 붙잡다Korean
- susikibti, susigrumtiLithuanian
- saķerties (cīņā)Latvian
- worstelen metDutch
- kjempe med, prøve krefter medNorwegian
- mocować sięPolish
- گلاویز شدنPersian
- نيونونه: خپك ، لاس اچونهPashto
- atracar-se comPortuguese
- a (se) lupta corp la corpRomanian
- pochytiť sa (s kým), pobiť saSlovak
- spoprijeti seSlovenian
- rvati seSerbian
- brottas medSwedish
- tutuşmak, boğuşmakTurkish
- 與…扭打(搏鬥)Chinese (Trad.)
- گتھم گتھا ہوناUrdu
- túm chặt lấyVietnamese
- 抓住，格斗Chinese (Simp.)
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