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synonyms for grapple

  • confront
  • contend
  • cope
  • deal with
  • attack
  • battle
  • catch
  • clash
  • clasp
  • close
  • clutch
  • combat
  • encounter
  • engage
  • face
  • fasten
  • fight
  • grasp
  • grip
  • hold
  • hook
  • hug
  • nab
  • nail
  • scuffle
  • seize
  • snatch
  • struggle
  • tackle
  • take
  • tussle
  • do battle
  • take on
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antonyms for grapple

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  • agree
  • avoid
  • cancel
  • disconnect
  • dodge
  • free
  • give
  • idle
  • let go
  • liberate
  • lose
  • make peace
  • misunderstand
  • offer
  • open
  • receive
  • refuse
  • reject
  • release
  • retreat
  • run
  • stop
  • support
  • surrender
  • unfasten
  • unlock
  • yield
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Those two lines cross, and slide up one another, and then there’s a grapple and capture.
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Even the newest and most important addition to his arsenal, a grapple hook that lets you rocket toward and swing around structures, mountains, and enemies like you’re some sort of gun-toting Spider-Man, is derivative, and not that intuitive to use.
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In hindsight, like many who suffer from eating disorders, it was a misguided and desperate grapple for control at a time when the great themes of my life were in chaos.
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We are of course in a peculiarly difficult position to grapple with this problem through lack of contemporary evidence.
THE RELIGION OF ANCIENT ROMECYRIL BAILEY
At the moment he felt as if he could grapple the brute in bare hands and come off victor; and if otherwise—what matter?
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A year before, their third cable had broken in mid-ocean, and it was now proposed to "grapple" for it.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
We hope it will go on and agreeably grapple with the people in its own district whatever may become of the Jews.
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Gilliatt was sufficiently familiar with marine rocks to grapple in earnest with the Douvres.
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Now her dreams had vanished and she must grapple with dull realities that jarred her worse than they had done.
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He looked at the door, calculating whether he could make a spring for the ax before Carlson could grapple him.
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WORDS RELATED TO GRAPPLE

  • argue
  • bang heads
  • battle
  • brawl
  • buck
  • combat
  • conflict
  • contend
  • cross swords
  • differ
  • disagree
  • encounter
  • feud
  • fret
  • gall
  • grapple
  • grate
  • mix it up
  • quarrel
  • raise Cain
  • row
  • try
  • war
  • wrangle
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