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Synonyms for grapple
ˈgræp əlgrap·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling ironnoun

    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, grapplenoun

    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 struggleverb

    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, manageverb

    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, gripverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grappleverb

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

  2. grapplenoun

    Synonyms:
    close hug, close fight

  3. grapplenoun

    Synonyms:
    grappling-irons

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grappleverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grapple":

    contend

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How to use grapple in a sentence?

  1. Gibbs Knotts:

    There have been calls recently saying we have gone too far in hailing the Confederate history. we have to grapple with the past and what it means going forward.

  2. Nikuyah Walker:

    ( Removing the statues) is one small step closer to the goal of helping Charlottesville, Virginia, and America grapple with its sin of being willing to destroy Black people for economic gains.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    He has suggested that we invite Iranian troops into Syria, that is like asking the arsonist to be the firefighter. ...The challenges a President has to grapple with are beyond complicated but at home and abroad. That is why is it is the hardest job.

  4. Sneha Revanur:

    At that point I realized Encode Justice is addressing a challenge that isn't limited to one single ballot measure, it's a twenty-first-century civil rights challenge we're going to have to grapple with.

  5. Andrew Coburn:

    They've been writing relatively low limits, it's an issue that the insurance industry needs to grapple with.


Translations for grapple

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  • auseinandersetzen, ringen, herumschlagen, packen, ergreifen, kämpfenGerman
  • lucharSpanish
  • چنگ زدنPersian
  • lutte, combat, abordage, grappinFrench
  • ग्रेपलHindi
  • rampino, stretta, raffio, lotta, presaItalian
  • nōnoke, whātōtō, nōnoketangaMāori
  • entering, worsteling, enterhaakDutch
  • 格鬥Chinese

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