HyperDic: grapple

English > 5 senses of the word grapple:
VERBsocialgrapple, cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, deal, managecome to terms with
contactgrapple, gripto grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
NOUNartifactgrapple, grapnel, grappler, grappling hook, grappling irona tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding
artifactgrapple, clamshella dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
actgrapple, wrestle, wrestling, grappling, hand-to-hand strugglethe act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
grapple > pronunciation
Soundsgrae'pahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > grapple: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope.
Synonymsgrapnel, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron
Partshook, clawA mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
Narrowercrampon, crampoonA hinged pair of curved iron bars
BroadertoolAn implement used in the practice of a vocation
Spanisharpeo, garabato, garfio
English > grapple: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam.
Synonymclamshell
Broaderdredging bucketA bucket for lifting material from a channel or riverbed
Spanishexcavadora de almeja
English > grapple: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat.
Synonymswrestle, wrestling, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle
Broaderstrugglestrenuous effort
Spanishacareamiento, careo, confrontación, lucha libre, lucha
Catalanacarament, confrontació, lluita lliure, lluita
Verbsgrappleto grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
English > grapple: 5 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningCome to terms with.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymscope, get by, make out, make do, contend, deal, manage
Narrowerfendtry to manage without help
hack, cutBe able to manage or manage successfully
improvise, extemporizemanage in a makeshift way
scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by, rub alongmanage one's existence barely
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishabordar, arreglárselas, conformarse, contender, encarar, grapar, industriarse, ingeniarse, soportar, tramitar, tratar
Catalanabordar, encarar, enfrontar-se, fer front a, plantar cara a, resistir, sortir-se'n, suportar, tramitar
English > grapple: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningTo grip or seize, as in a wrestling match.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Example"the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
Synonymgrip
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Spanishaferrar, agarrar firmemente, agarrar firmente, asir
Nounsgrapple, grapplingthe act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
grapplercombatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
grapplingthe sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down

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