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English noun: grapple

1. grapple (artifact) a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope


Synonymsgrapnel, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron


Broader (hypernym)tool


Narrower (hyponym)crampon, crampoon


Part holonymclaw, hook

2. grapple (artifact) a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam


Synonymsclamshell


Broader (hypernym)dredging bucket

3. grapple (act) the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat


SamplesThey had a fierce wrestle.
We watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully.


Synonymsgrappling, hand-to-hand struggle, wrestle, wrestling


Broader (hypernym)struggle


English verb: grapple

1. grapple (social) come to terms with


SamplesWe got by on just a gallon of gas.
They made do on half a loaf of bread every day.


Synonymscontend, cope, deal, get by, make do, make out, manage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)cope with, cut, extemporize, fend, hack, improvise, match, meet, rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by

2. grapple (contact) to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match


SamplesThe two men grappled with each other for several minutes.


Synonymsgrip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize









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