What does grappling mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle(noun)

    the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat

    "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"

  2. wrestling, rassling, grappling(noun)

    the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down


  1. grappling(Noun)

    An act in which something is grappled or grappled with

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grappling

    of Grapple

  2. Grappling(noun)

    a laying fast ho1d of; also, that by which anything is seized and held, a grapnel

  3. Grappling(noun)

    a grapple; a struggle. A match for yards in fight, in grappling for the bear


  1. Grappling

    Grappling refers to techniques, maneuvers, and counters applied to an opponent in order to gain a physical advantage, such as improving relative position, escaping, submitting, or injury to the opponent. Grappling is a general term that covers techniques used in many disciplines, styles and martial arts that are practiced both as combat sports and for self defense. Grappling does not include striking or most commonly the use of weapons. However, some fighting styles or martial arts known especially for their grappling techniques teach tactics that include strikes and weapons either alongside grappling or combined with it.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. grappling

    A laying fast hold of; also, that by which anything is seized and held.

How to pronounce grappling?

  1. Alex
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How to say grappling in sign language?

  1. grappling


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grappling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grappling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of grappling in a Sentence

  1. John Davies:

    Unfortunately, we are now grappling with survival.

  2. Sam Olstein:

    We have been grappling with this challenge of how to reach the binge consumer who doesn't watch TV.

  3. Francisco Sondane:

    The situation with the garbage is really bad, now we're grappling with yellow fever, but others will come.

  4. Genny Beemyn:

    More and more schools are grappling with it, it's only a matter of time until this becomes a much bigger issue.

  5. Mark Warner:

    The big issue that we're grappling with, is getting the documents from the intelligence community and my patience is getting really thin.

Images & Illustrations of grappling

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