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grapple with

See definition of grapple with on Dictionary.com
  • as income to grips with
  • as inface
  • as inwithstand

synonyms for grapple with

  • bear
  • bite the bullet
  • brace
  • brave
  • confront
  • contend
  • cope with
  • endure
  • face
  • go to the mat
  • make a stand
  • stomach
  • suffer
  • sustain
  • take
  • withstand
  • allow
  • challenge
  • confront
  • deal with
  • encounter
  • endure
  • experience
  • fight
  • meet
  • oppose
  • risk
  • run into
  • suffer
  • take
  • abide
  • accost
  • affront
  • bear
  • beard
  • brace
  • brave
  • brook
  • contend
  • countenance
  • court
  • cross
  • dare
  • defy
  • eyeball
  • resist
  • stand
  • stomach
  • submit
  • sustain
  • swallow
  • tolerate
  • venture
  • withstand
  • be confronted by
  • bit the bullet
  • cope with
  • fly in face of
  • go up against
  • make a stand
  • square off
  • take it
  • take on
  • take the bull by the horns
  • tell off
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How to use grapple with in a sentence

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
The little shoe, whose silken laces had become loose in walking, lay in the road covered-with dust.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
This garrison arrived at the moment when the insurgents, confiding on the Governor's promise, were with-drawing.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
At the moment he felt as if he could grapple the brute in bare hands and come off victor; and if otherwise—what matter?
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
So late home to supper and to bed, weary-with walking so long to no purpose in the Park to-day.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
Gilliatt was sufficiently familiar with marine rocks to grapple in earnest with the Douvres.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
And yet—can you understand it?With a tender smile and a tear, And a half-compassionate yearning,I felt her grown more dear.
SEPARATION AND SERVICEJAMES HUDSON TAYLOR
Now her dreams had vanished and she must grapple with dull realities that jarred her worse than they had done.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GRAPPLE WITH

  • bit the bullet
  • bore
  • braced
  • braved
  • confronted
  • contended
  • coped with
  • endured
  • faced
  • grappled with
  • made a stand
  • stomached
  • suffered
  • sustained
  • took
  • went to the mat
  • withstood
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.