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"
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
to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
"the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
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The question that I think we have to grapple with is that breaking up these companies wouldn't make any of those problems better, the amount that we're investing in safety and security is greater than the whole revenue of our company was earlier this decade when we went public, so it just would not have been possible to do the things we're doing at a smaller scale.
They've been writing relatively low limits, it's an issue that the insurance industry needs to grapple with.
We saw lots of volatility in fixed income and currency, but not until the last few weeks have we seen it manifest in equity markets. We’re in a slow-growth mode environment where we have major players jockeying to maintain growth and capture whatever growth they can. It will lead to more volatility in bonds, currency, and stocks as participants grapple with the net impact to profitability.
The family of Laquan McDonald and the people of Chicago deserve justice and accountability, as criminal charges proceed in this case, we also have to grapple as a country with broader questions about ensuring that all our citizens and communities are protected and respected.
Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.
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