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Verb
To try to cope with
“These techniques taught the samurai how to grapple when wearing armor and struggling with an opponent wearing armor.”
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To seize something and hold it firmly
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“He grabbed the man from behind and tried to grapple him to the ground.”
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To struggle to deal with or overcome (a difficulty or challenge)
“I wanted the film to have a new challenge, to be a new story to grapple with.”
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To physically fight, especially in a rough or noisy way
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To succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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To feel or move around without the benefit of perfect vision
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To grapple at close quarters, especially (of boxers) so as to be too closely engaged for full-arm blows
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To stimulate or excite in a pleasurable way
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To apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
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To grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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To clasp or entangle in a struggle or embrace
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(close around or over) To come into contact with (something) so as to encircle and hold it
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To deal with something clumsily or nervously, making a mistake or error in the process
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To join or attach together using a hook or hooks
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An act or way of holding
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A direct confrontation or competition between (usually two) teams or groups
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A mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened
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A mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting
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Resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument
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The ability to understand something
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