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grappling


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grapple  \Grap"ple\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grappled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Grappling}.]  [F.  grappiller  OF  graypil  the  grapple  of  a 
  ship,  fr  graper  to  pluck,  prop.,  to  seize,  clutch;  of  German 
  origin.  See  {Grape}.] 
  1.  To  seize;  to  lay  fast  hold  of  to  attack  at  close 
  quarters:  as  to  grapple  an  antagonist. 
 
  2.  To  fasten,  as  with  a  grapple;  to  fix;  to  join 
  indissolubly. 
 
  The  gallies  were  grappled  to  the  Centurion. 
  --Hakluyt. 
 
  Grapple  them  to  thy  soul  with  hoops  of  steel. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grappling  \Grap"pling\,  n. 
  1.  A  laying  fast  ho1d  of  also  that  by  which  anything  is 
  seized  and  held,  a  grapnel. 
 
  2.  A  grapple;  a  struggle.  A  match  for  yards  in  fight,  in 
  grappling  for  the  bear.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Grappling  iron},  a  hooked  iron  used  for  grappling  and 
  holding  fast  a  vessel  or  other  object. 
 
  {Grappling  tongs},  broad-mouthed  tongs  for  gathering  oysters. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grappling 
  n  1:  the  act  of  engaging  in  close  hand-to-hand  combat;  "they  had 
  a  fierce  wrestle";  "we  watched  his  grappling  and 
  wrestling  with  the  bully"  [syn:  {wrestle},  {wrestling}, 
  {grapple},  {hand-to-hand  struggle}] 
  2:  taking  the  bull  by  the  horns  [syn:  {braving},  {confronting}, 
  {coping  with},  {tackling}] 
  3:  the  sport  of  hand-to-hand  struggle  between  unarmed 
  contestants  who  try  to  throw  each  other  down  [syn:  {wrestling}, 
  {rassling}] 




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