Synonyms for grapple
- deal with
- do battle
- take on
Antonyms for grapple
- be immune
- let go
- make peace
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRAPPLE
What courage was requisite to grapple with this giant difficulty!
He was much smaller than the other, but he knew that he was far and away stronger after that grapple.
To-night we grapple for the heavy cable, eight tons to the mile.
There must be a power which can go behind these and grapple with causes.
Something that he could not repel since it had no substance he could grapple with.
He felled a Lodorian who, having lost his tube, was about to grapple with him.
Whether he meant this for a promise to grapple with supernatural evil I couldn't tell.
Every blood-vessel was striving to grapple with the present.
His singular brain could grapple simultaneously with these multifarious subjects.
There was a grapple and a fall, but when they got up Lett had the Idaho "gun" in his hand.
late 13c., from Old French grapil "hook" (see grapnel). The verb is 1520s, "seize and hold fast," from the noun. Sense of "battle, struggle (with)" is from 1590s. Related: Grappled; grappling.