Grapple

  • 1 Grapple — can refer to: * Grappling, the act of controlling or attacking an opponent using grips and holds * Grapple (tool), a tool for grasping, hooking, and pulling objects * Grapple or skidder, a type of heavy machinery used in logging * Grapple truck,… …

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  • 2 Grāpple — (pronEng|ˈgreɪpəl) is the registered brand name for a commercially marketed apple that tastes like a grape. The product is created by injecting a Fuji apple with grape juice in a patented infusing process. [cite news | url =… …

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  • 3 Grapple — Grap ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grappled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grappling}.] [F. grappiller, OF. graypil the grapple of a ship, fr. graper to pluck, prop., to seize, clutch; of German origin. See {Grape}.] 1. To seize; to lay fast hold of; to attack… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Grapple — Grap ple, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] {To grapple with}, to enter into contest with, resolutely and courageously.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Grapple — Grap ple, n. [See Grapple, v. t., and cf. Crapple.] 1. A seizing or seizure; close hug in contest; the wrestler s hold. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) An instrument, usually with hinged claws, for seizing and holding fast to an object; a grab. (b) …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 grapple — ► VERB 1) engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons. 2) (grapple with) struggle to deal with or understand. 3) archaic seize with a grapnel. ► NOUN 1) an act of grappling. 2) a grapnel …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 grapple — [grap′əl] n. [OFr grapil: see GRAPNEL] 1. GRAPNEL 2. a device consisting of two or more hinged, movable iron prongs for grasping and moving heavy objects 3. a coming to grips; hand to hand fight vt. grappled, grappling to grip and hold; seiz …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 grapple — I verb attack, battle, clasp, clinch, close, close with, clutch, combat, come in conflict with, compete with, confront, contest, do battle with, encounter, engage with, fasten upon, fight, get hold of, grasp, grip, hang on, hold, hold fast,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 grapple — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. grapil hook (see GRAPNEL (Cf. grapnel)). The verb is 1520s, seize and hold fast, from the noun. Sense of battle, struggle (with) is from 1590s. Related: Grappled; grappling …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 grapple — vb *wrestle, tussle, scuffle Analogous words: battle, fight, *contend: vie, compete (see RIVAL): oppose, combat, *resist …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 grapple — [v] grab, wrestle attack, battle, catch, clash, clasp, close, clutch, combat, confront, contend, cope, deal with, do battle*, encounter, engage, face, fasten, fight, grasp, grip, hold, hook, hug, nab, nail, scuffle, seize, snatch, struggle,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 grapple — v. 1) (d; intr.) to grapple for (they grappled for the key) 2) (d; intr.) to grapple with (to grapple with a problem) * * * [ græp(ə)l] (d; intr.) to grapple for (they grappled for the key) (d; intr.) to grapple with (to grapple with a problem) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 grapple — grappler, n. /grap euhl/, v., grappled, grappling, n. v.i. 1. to hold or make fast to something, as with a grapple. 2. to use a grapple. 3. to seize another, or each other, in a firm grip, as in wrestling; clinch. 4. to engage in a struggle or… …

    Universalium

  • 14 grapple — grap|ple [ˈgræpəl] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: grappelle, from grape; GRAPE] to fight or struggle with someone, holding them tightly = ↑wrestle grapple with ▪ Two men grappled with a guard at the door. grapple with [grapple with… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 grapple — /ˈgræpəl / (say grapuhl) noun 1. a hook or an iron instrument by which one thing, as a ship, fastens on another; a grapnel. 2. a seizing or gripping. 3. a grip or close hold in wrestling or hand to hand fighting. –verb (grappled, grappling) –verb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 grapple — grap|ple [ græpl ] verb intransitive to fight with someone: The argument led to them grappling on the floor. grapple ,with phrasal verb transitive grapple with something to try hard to understand a difficult idea or solve a difficult problem: The …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 grapple — [[t]græ̱p(ə)l[/t]] grapples, grappling, grappled 1) VERB If you grapple with a problem or difficulty, you try hard to solve it. [V with n] The economy is just one of several critical problems the country is grappling with. [Also V to inf] 2) V… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 grapple — UK [ˈɡræp(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms grapple : present tense I/you/we/they grapple he/she/it grapples present participle grappling past tense grappled past participle grappled to fight with someone The row led to them grappling on… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 grapple — grap•ple [[t]ˈgræp əl[/t]] v. pled, pling, n. 1) to hold or make fast to something, as with a grapple 2) to engage in a struggle or close encounter: wrestlers grappling[/ex] 3) to try to overcome or deal: to grapple with a problem[/ex] 4) to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 grapple — I. noun Etymology: Middle English grappel grappling hook, from Old French *grappelle, diminutive of grape hook more at grape Date: 1601 1. a. the act or an instance of grappling b. a hand to hand struggle c. a contest for superiority or mastery 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary