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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:

    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 Zuckerberg:

    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.

  2. Andrew Coburn:

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

  3. Lori Heinel:

    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.

  4. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday:

    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.

  5. Anne-Sophie Swetchine:

    Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.


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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