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Another word for grapple

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Noun
  1. An act or means of holding something

      1. A thing to hold or hold on by
      2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
      3. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
      1. (Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
      2. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
      3. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
      1. A firm hold; control; possession
      2. The power to hold or seize; reach
      3. A firm hold or grip.
      1. A grasp; grip
      2. A woman's small handbag with no handle or strap, held in the hand
      3. A device for gripping and holding, as in a crane
      1. Something, such as a mechanical device, that clenches or holds fast.
      2. A firm grip
      3. A tight grip or grasp.
      1. A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
      2. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
      3. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
    See also:

    keep

Verb
  1. To take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on

      1. To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
      2. To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
      3. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
      1. To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
      2. To get and hold the attention of
      3. To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
      1. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      2. To take hold of firmly with or as with the hand or arms; grip
      3. To reach for and try to seize
      1. To make a grasping or snatching motion:
      2. To snatch or try to snatch something
      3. To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
      1. To engage the clutch of an automobile, etc.
      2. To snatch or seize (at)
      3. To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
      1. To bring together tightly; close (the teeth or fist) firmly
      2. To squeeze; to grip or hold tightly.
      3. To grip tightly
      1. To grip firmly in or with the hand; grasp.
      2. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
      3. To hold in a tight embrace.
    See also:

    keep

  2. To contend with an opponent at close quarters, as by attempting to throw him or her

      1. To struggle hand to hand with an opponent in an attempt to throw or force him or her to the ground without striking blows
      2. To struggle (with a problem, an opposing force, etc.)
      3. To struggle or fight with by wrestling; wrestle with
      1. To fight, struggle, contend, etc. briefly but vigorously; wrestle; scuffle
      1. To move in a confused hurry or bustle
      2. To fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters.
      3. To struggle or fight in rough confusion

Another word for grapple

Verb
  1. Fasten

  2. Fight hand to hand

      1. To struggle hand to hand with an opponent in an attempt to throw or force him or her to the ground without striking blows
      2. To taken (something) away from another by gripping and pulling:
      3. To struggle (with a problem, an opposing force, etc.)
      1. To bring to an end; finish
      2. To bring to an end; terminate:
      3. To draw or bind together the edges of:
      1. To enter into conflict or battle:
      2. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
      3. To enter or bring into conflict with:
    See also:

    fight