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  Words related to tackle

Related / Similar Words: fishing gear, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig, rigging, harness, undertake, take on

 

Definition:
  • (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground;
  • a position on the line of scrimmage; "it takes a big man to play tackle";
  • gear used in fishing;
  • gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship''s masts and sails;
  • the person who plays that position on a football team; "the right tackle is a straight A student";
  • seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball;
  • put a harness; "harness the horse";
  • accept as a challenge; "I''ll tackle this difficult task";

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    Hyponyms: inspan, rise

     

    Member Meronyms: football team, eleven

     

    Derivational Morphology: rig, set, set up, tackler, harness, braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling

     

     
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