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Synonyms for grapple
ˈgræp əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron(noun)

    a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

    Synonyms:
    grappling hook, grappler, clamshell, wrestling, wrestle, wrestler, hand-to-hand struggle, grappling, grappling iron, matman, grapnel anchor, grapnel

  2. clamshell, grapple(noun)

    a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam

    Synonyms:
    grappling hook, grappler, clamshell, wrestling, hand-to-hand struggle, grappling, wrestle, grappling iron, grapnel

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    grappling hook, wrestling, clamshell, rassling, hand-to-hand struggle, grappling, wrestle, grappling iron, grappler, grapnel

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    wield, take, finagle, discern, bang, screw, vie, handle, recognise, deal, distinguish, debate, repugn, make love, divvy up, do, jazz, spot, roll in the hay, cut, escape, be intimate, get along, address, fight, lot, pick out, get out, portion out, eff, dole out, make do, compete, plow, bed, do it, consider, superintend, have intercourse, make out, share, manage, struggle, tell apart, supervise, neck, apportion, contest, fill in, administer, treat, parcel out, sell, have it away, sleep with, bring off, dispense, get off, dish out, contend, come, issue, love, argue, hump, get laid, fence, negociate, get away, pull off, allot, have it off, get it on, oversee, sleep together, cover, get by, distribute, write out, carry on, carry off, cope, recognize, bonk, know, wangle, mete out, look at, postulate, have sex, complete, grip, care, fare, lie with, deal out, trade, shell out, have a go at it, conduct, fill out

  5. grapple, grip(verb)

    to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

    "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"

    Synonyms:
    make do, get by, transfix, spellbind, grip, cope, fascinate, deal, manage, make out, contend

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grapple(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    seize, gripe, grasp, catch, clasp, clutch, lay hold of

  2. grapple(n.)

    Synonyms:
    close hug, close fight

  3. grapple(n.)

    Synonyms:
    grappling-irons

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grapple(v)

    Synonyms:
    seize, attack, clutch, grasp, struggle, wrestle, contend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grapple":

    contend

How to pronounce grapple?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say grapple in sign language?

  1. grapple

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How to use grapple in a sentence?

  1. Mark Warner:

    The rapid and wide-scale dissemination of this hateful content — live-streamed on Facebook, uploaded on YouTube and amplified on Reddit — shows how easily the largest platforms can still be misused. It is ever clearer that YouTube, in particular, has yet to grapple with the role it has played in facilitating radicalization and recruitment.

  2. Oprah Winfrey:

    She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller, she was a magician with language, who understood the Power of words. She used them to roil us, to wake us, to educate us and help us grapple with our deepest wounds and try to comprehend them.

  3. Megan Rapinoe:

    I think that the huge media splash of the lawsuit is behind us and were obviously focused on the World Cup, but also its like this is our life, and there are a lot of things that we have to grapple and deal with: Family, friends, partners, media, pressures, games, World Cup, travel. So its just kind of just one more thing. This team always has a lot of media attention, and weve always had a lot of things on our plate so its not like its anything new, or all of a sudden were getting all the more attention. Its sort of the same for us.

  4. Gary Ruskin:

    Were just starting to grapple with it in a serious way.

  5. Stuart Plesser:

    They've got two opposing dynamics, and they have to grapple with that and figure out who could trade this debt, particularly at times of stress.

Images & Illustrations of grapple

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Translations for grapple

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • auseinandersetzen, kämpfen, ergreifen, packen, herumschlagen, ringenGerman
  • lucharSpanish
  • چنگ زدنPersian
  • grappin, combat, lutte, abordageFrench
  • ग्रेपलHindi
  • rampino, stretta, raffio, lotta, presaItalian
  • whātōtō, nōnoke, nōnoketangaMāori
  • entering, enterhaak, worstelingDutch
  • 格鬥Chinese

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