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What is another word for grappling?

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Noun
An act in which something is grappled or seized, especially with the hands
“During the intense wrestling match, the powerful athlete executed a flawless grappling technique, swiftly seizing his opponent's arm and pinning him to the ground.”
Verb
To move without the benefit of perfect vision
Verb
Taking hold off forcibly
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“Before trying to grapple the projectile, the engineer, Murchison, wished to find out its exact position on the sea-bottom.”
Verb
Present participle for to fight with someone, typically while attempting to physically unbalance them
“Fanatics rushed him, grasping at his arms and legs, trying to grapple him to the ground.”
Verb
Present participle for to engage in a fight or contest against
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“Two major battles took place in 38 which showed Caesar how ill-prepared he was to grapple with his opponent's fleet, even with Menodorus in his team.”
Verb
Present participle for to struggle to deal with or overcome (a difficulty or challenge)
“I wanted the film to have a new challenge, to be a new story to grapple with.”
Verb
Present participle for to survive or deal with a challenging or difficult situation or period successfully
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Present participle for to grapple at close quarters, especially (of boxers) so as to be too closely engaged for full-arm blows
Verb
Present participle for to apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
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Verb
Present participle for to agonize over something
Verb
Present participle for to join or attach together using a hook or hooks
Adjective
Contending for a title or championship
Adjective
Able to take hold of and clasp objects
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