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Grapple

Grap´ple
v. t.1.To seize; to lay fast hold of; to attack at close quarters: as, to grapple an antagonist.
[imp. & p. p. Grappled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Grappling .]
2.To fasten, as with a grapple; to fix; to join indissolubly.
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To use a grapple; to contend in close fight; to attach one's self as if by a grapple, as in wrestling; to close; to seize one another.
To grapple with
to enter into contest with, resolutely and courageously.
n.1.A seizing or seizure; close hug in contest; the wrestler's hold.
2.(Naut.) An instrument, usually with hinged claws, for seizing and holding fast to an object; a grab.
Grapple plant
(Bot.) a South African herb (Herpagophytum leptocarpum) having the woody fruits armed with long hooked or barbed thorns by which they adhere to cattle, causing intense annoyance.
Grapple shot
(Life-saving Service) a projectile, to which are attached hinged claws to catch in a ship's rigging or to hold in the ground; - called also anchor shot.
Noun1.grapple - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
2.grapple - a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
Synonyms: clamshell
3.grapple - the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
Verb1.grapple - 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"
2.grapple - to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
Synonyms: grip
GRAPPLE - GRAPh Processing LanguagE. 1968.

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