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synonyms for grappling

  • 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 grappling

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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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How to use grappling in a sentence

The time of hard grappling with the overwhelming fulness of actuality is over.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
Peter was moved not only because this was his son but because here was a fellow human being grappling with the common enemy.
THE BOY GREW OLDERHEYWOOD BROUN
Grappling for broken cable On the way from Misamis to Iligan, 87.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE PHILIPPINESFLORENCE KIMBALL RUSSEL
And well for him her grasping handAnd grappling arm were strong!
THE ONTARIO READERS: THE HIGH SCHOOL READER, 1886MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Already he was far away on a new line of thought, while the other was still grappling with his first surprise.
THROUGH THE WALLCLEVELAND MOFFETT
As a matter of fact, we pulled away great chunks of the masonry with the grappling irons, and brought some of it back with us.
THE HEROIC RECORD OF THE BRITISH NAVYARCHIBALD HURD
Dot saw the cables with the grappling hooks swing over her head and dodged down inside the caboose.
FIVE LITTLE STARRS IN THE CANADIAN FORESTLILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY
As he did so, the grappling hook caught hold of Dot's belt of patent leather that fastened her heavy coat about the waist.
FIVE LITTLE STARRS IN THE CANADIAN FORESTLILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY
This, however, cannot be said of the small frontier town where the spirit of progress is grappling with crude conditions.
THE MINISTER AND THE BOYALLAN HOBEN
The sailors, grappling with their adversary's craft, fought with pistol and cutlass across the gunwales.
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESWILLIS J. ABBOT.
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