To grapple with
Grapple Grap"ple, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster]

{To grapple with}, to enter into contest with, resolutely and courageously. [1913 Webster]

And in my standard bear the arms of York, To grapple with the house of Lancaster. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • To close with — Close Close, v. i. 1. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated. [1913 Webster] What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grapple with — ˈgrapple ˌwith [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they grapple with he/she/it grapples with present participle grappling with past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • grapple with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms grapple with : present tense I/you/we/they grapple with he/she/it grapples with present participle grappling with past tense grappled with past participle grappled with grapple with something to try hard to… …   English dictionary

  • To close with the land — Close Close, v. i. 1. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated. [1913 Webster] What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grapple with — struggle to deal with (a problem). → grapple …   English new terms dictionary

  • grapple with — Synonyms and related words: a outrance, antagonize, bandy with, battle, battle it out, beat against, beat up against, box, brawl, breast the wave, broil, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, bump heads, clash, close, close with, collide, combat, come… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ˈgrapple ˌwith sth — phrasal verb to try hard to understand a difficult idea or solve a difficult problem …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • come to grips with — you need to come to grips with the divorce Syn: deal with, cope with, handle, grasp, tackle, undertake, take on, grapple with, face, face up to, confront …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • come/get to grips with — DEAL WITH, cope with, handle, grasp, grasp the nettle of, tackle, undertake, take on, grapple with, face, face up to, confront. → grip …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grapple — Grap ple, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] {To grapple with}, to enter into contest with, resolutely and courageously.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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