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To energetically devote, or begin devoting, effort to something
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“A network of experts is being set up across the country to tackle this serious issue.”
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To grab someone or something aggressively
“He was able to tackle the intruder before asking his wife to call the police.”
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To bring someone to the ground by grabbing them aggressively
“He managed to tackle the large man to the floor, holding him so that they lay for a moment in the spoons position.”
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To brawl with someone, especially by grabbing them aggressively
“After trying to tackle each other, they fell to the ground and couldn't stop laughing.”
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To initiate a discussion with (someone) about a disputed or sensitive issue
“A journalist would then tackle the congresswoman about the alleged misappropriation of funds.”
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To take the first step into something
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To face, resist or oppose with boldness or courage
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(a particular topic or subject) To provide insight into
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To confront or come up against
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To put an end to
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Take action
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Buckle down and do
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To conduct or devote oneself to
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To do one's part
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(engage in) To participate or become involved in
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To attack or confront someone or a group that is en route to a destination
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To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
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The equipment required for a task or sport
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“A shortage of cutting tools and tackle seem to be holding them up.”
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An act of seizing and attempting to stop or throw someone to the ground
“Healy put in a superb crunching tackle in the first few minutes that set the tone for the evening.”
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A mechanism consisting of ropes, pulley blocks, hooks, or other things for lifting heavy objects
“They pumped out the water and used ropes and tackle to lift and pull pieces of the aircraft apart.”
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Rod used with line to hook fish
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