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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

antonyms for grappling

MOST RELEVANT
  • 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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Engineers equipped the Webb with grappling handles and a refill port, allowing for the possibility of an uncrewed spacecraft to fly out and top off the tank with more fuel as needed.
THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE IS IN POSITION—AND NOW WE WAITJEFFREY KLUGERJANUARY 26, 2022TIME
This is a game where, instead of using a grappling hook to pull yourself to a high walkway, you use a hole in space and time to pull the walkway to you.
GIFTS FOR GAMERS: A GUIDE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T PLAY VIDEO GAMESMIKE EPSTEINNOVEMBER 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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
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