grapple

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) (US) enPR: grăpʹəl, IPA: /ˈɡræpəl/
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  • Hyphenation: grap‧ple

Verb[change]

Plain form
grapple

Third-person singular
grapples

Past tense
grappled

Past participle
grappled

Present participle
grappling

  1. (transitive) If you grapple, you engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons.

Noun[change]

Singular
grapple

Plural
grapples

A grappling hook, which is a type of grapple
  1. (countable) A grapple is a tool with hooks which is used to catch or hold onto something.