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

  • 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 — 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

  • To take the bull by the horns — Bull Bull, n. [OE. bule, bul, bole; akin to D. bul, G. bulle, Icel. boli, Lith. bullus, Lett. bollis, Russ. vol ; prob. fr. the root of AS. bellan, E. bellow.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The male of any species of cattle ({Bovid[ae]}); hence, the male of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • grapple — I. noun Etymology: Middle English grappel grappling hook, from Old French *grappelle, diminutive of grape hook more at grape Date: 1601 1. a. the act or an instance of grappling b. a hand to hand struggle c. a contest for superiority or mastery 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • To close on — 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

  • To close upon — 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

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