grapple  

  • Pronunciation of grapple: G R AE1 P AH0 L ('græpəl)

  • Number of syllables of grapple: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of grapple

  • Definition of grapple

    • (n): the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"  
    • (n): a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam  
    • (n): a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope  
    • (v): to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"  
    • (v): come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"  
  • Examples of grapple

    • Look up and to the left, then grapple onto one of the red targets.  
    • The challenge of antitrust law is to grapple with such questions.  
    • The linkage housing connects to the grapple tooth frame via the pivot tube.  
    • The men fight and grapple for the gun.  
    • Britain became a true thermonuclear power with the detonation of Grapple X.  
    • The trap is escaped by swinging on a grapple of dental floss.  
    • In normal operation of the grapple, the cables are left slack.  
    • By reforming the tower, he manages to grapple onto the edge of the container.  
    • The game's grapple system was unique at the time of the game's release.  
    • To open and close the tongs of the grapple, two cables are used.  

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