Grappled
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To fasten, as with a grapple; to fix; to join indissolubly. [1913 Webster]

The gallies were grappled to the Centurion. --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster]

Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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