Origin of grapple
OTHER WORDS FROM grapplegrappler, nounin·ter·grap·ple, verb, in·ter·grap·pled, in·ter·grap·pling.un·grap·pled, adjective
How to use grapple in a sentence
Moses lost her job, and then her home, as she grappled with pain and illness after her spinal surgery.
With Lindsay Lohan, we were watching the horror show of self-sabotage, and grappled with our role in feeding into it.Amanda Bynes Has a ‘Microchip’ in Her Brain. Why Are We Fascinated By This?|Kevin Fallon|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Three years ago, as Texas grappled with its driest year on record, Governor Rick Perry declared a weekend of prayer for rain.
Instead, Obama sometimes seemed to forget the word altogether as he grappled with the forces of nope.Ted Kennedy, Bin Laden & Gay Marriage: How Obama Got His Audacity Back|Michael Daly|May 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At the White House, he grappled with the endless series of Clinton mini-scandals.
He received the blow on his arm, grappled with the assassin, and throwing him on the ground despatched him with his own dagger.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
At length they boldly grappled, and laid us close aboard, and we as bravely beat them off again.The City Bride (1696)|Joseph Harris
It is not until a task is fairly grappled with that its difficulties and perils become fully manifest.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
They were foiled by the valour of the British seamen who, under a heavy fire, grappled the blazing ships and towed them ashore.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
I had the wit at the very outset to see that the thing must be grappled with.
British Dictionary definitions for grapple
- the act of gripping or seizing, as in wrestling
- a grip or hold