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Verb
To try to cope with
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“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
“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 meet one's day-to-day needs
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Take forcible possession of
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To move 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 do physical work
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To stimulate or excite in a pleasurable way
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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
Noun
The act or manner of holding
“… was simply unable to break my opponent's viselike grapple and lost the wrestling match.”
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An earnest effort for superiority or victory over another
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“After a grapple with his conscience, he confessed to having an affair.”
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The separation, alignment or orientation of something into two opposed poles
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A mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened, typically operated by a key
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The ability to understand something
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