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  Words related to grapple

Related / Similar Words: wrestle, wrestling, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, clamshell, grapnel, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron, grip, cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, deal, manage

 

Definition:
  • the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully";
  • a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam;
  • a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope;
  • to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes";
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: crampon, crampoon, improvise, extemporize, fend, hack, cut, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by, rub along, meet, match, cope with

     

    Derivational Morphology: grip, wrestle, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, hold, wrestler, grappler, matman, wrestling, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, rassling, braving, confronting, coping with, tackling

     

     
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