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Noun grapple has 3 senses
  1. grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
    --1 is a kind of tool
    --1 has parts: hook, claw
    --1 has particulars: crampon, crampoon
  2. clamshell, grapple - a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
    --2 is a kind of dredging bucket
  3. wrestle, wrestling, grapple, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle - the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
    --3 is a kind of struggle
    Derived form: verb grapple2
Verb grapple has 2 senses
  1. cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage - come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
    --1 is one way to act, move
    Derived form: noun grappling2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. grapple, grip - to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
    --2 is one way to seize, prehend, clutch
    Derived forms: noun grappler1, noun grapple3, noun grappling3, noun grappling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s PP
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