Grapple - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam (syn: clamshell)
- the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat (syn: grappling, wrestle, wrestling)
- to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match (syn: grip)
...was simply unable to break my opponent's viselike grapple and lost the wrestling match...
...after a grapple with his conscience, he confessed to having an affair...
...two sumo wrestlers grappling like a pair of mammoth bears...
...a crane grappled the sunken boat and hoisted it above water...
They grappled for the key.
The children grappled for the ball.
Two men grappled with a guard at the door.
the two men grappled with each other for several minutes
present participle: grappling
past tense: grappled
past participle: grappled