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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    contend

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Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say grapple in sign language?

  1. grapple

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Translations for grapple

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

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