Dictionary Results for grapple


1. grapple - noun

· a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

Synonym(s): grapnel, grappler, grappling_hook, grappling_iron

Hypernym(s): tool




2. grapple - noun

· a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam

Synonym(s): clamshell

Hypernym(s): dredging_bucket




3. grapple - noun

· the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"

Synonym(s): wrestle, wrestling, grappling, hand-to-hand_struggle

Hypernym(s): struggle




4. grapple - verb

· succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

Synonym(s): cope, get_by, make_out, make_do, contend, deal, manage

Hypernym(s): act, move




5. grapple - verb

· to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"

Synonym(s): grip

Hypernym(s): seize, prehend, clutch





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