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What is another word for grappled?

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Past tense for to seize something and hold it firmly
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“Before trying to grapple the projectile, the engineer, Murchison, wished to find out its exact position on the sea-bottom.”
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Past tense for to fight with someone, typically while attempting to physically unbalance them
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“Fanatics rushed him, grasping at his arms and legs, trying to grapple him to the ground.”
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Past tense for to engage in a fight or contest against
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“Two major battles took place in 38 which showed Caesar how ill-prepared he was to grapple with his opponent's fleet, even with Menodorus in his team.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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Past tense for to grapple at close quarters, especially (of boxers) so as to be too closely engaged for full-arm blows
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Past tense for to feel or move around without the benefit of perfect vision
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Past tense for to stimulate or excite in a pleasurable way
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Past tense for to apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
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Past tense for to agonize over something
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Past tense for to join or attach together using a hook or hooks
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