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tack·le

 (tăk′əl)
n.
1. The equipment used in a particular activity, especially in fishing; gear.
2.
a. (often tā′kəl) Nautical A system of ropes and blocks for raising and lowering weights of rigging and pulleys for applying tension.
b. A rope and its pulley.
3. Sports
a. The act of stopping an opposing player carrying the ball, especially by forcing the opponent to the ground, as in football or Rugby.
b. The act of obstructing a player in order to cause loss of possession of the ball, as in soccer.
4. Football
a. One of two offensive linemen positioned between the guard and the end on either side of the ball.
b. One of two defensive linemen positioned to the inside of either end.
c. Tackle football.
v. tack·led, tack·ling, tack·les
v.tr. Sports
1. To grab hold of and wrestle with (an opponent).
2. Sports
a. To stop (an opponent carrying the ball), especially by forcing the opponent to the ground.
b. To obstruct (a player with the ball) in order to cause loss of possession of the ball.
3. To engage or deal with: tackle a perplexing problem.
4. To harness (a horse).
v.intr. Sports
To tackle an opponent in possession of the ball.

[Middle English takel, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German; perhaps akin to Middle Dutch taken, to seize, grasp.]

tack′ler n.

tackle

(ˈtækəl; ˈteɪkəl)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) any mechanical system for lifting or pulling, esp an arrangement of ropes and pulleys designed to lift heavy weights
2. the equipment required for a particular occupation, etc: fishing tackle.
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical the halyards and other running rigging aboard a vessel
4. slang a man's genitals
5. (General Sporting Terms) sport a physical challenge to an opponent, as to prevent his progress with the ball
6. (American Football) American football a defensive lineman
vb
7. (tr) to undertake (a task, problem, etc)
8. (tr) to confront (a person, esp an opponent) with a difficult proposition
9. (General Sporting Terms) sport (esp in football games) to challenge (an opponent) with a tackle
[C13: related to Middle Low German takel ship's rigging, Middle Dutch taken to take]
ˈtackler n

tack•le

(ˈtæk əl; for 2-4 ˈteɪ kəl)

n., v. -led, -ling. n.
1. equipment or gear, esp. for fishing: fishing tackle.
2. any system of leverage using pulleys, as a combination of ropes and blocks as for hoisting or lowering objects.
3. the gear and running rigging of a ship.
4. an act of tackling, as in football.
5. either of the linemen stationed between a guard and an end in football.
v.t.
6. to undertake to handle, master, solve, etc.: to tackle a problem.
7. to deal with (a person) on some problem, issue, etc.
8. to seize, stop, or throw down (a ballcarrier) in football.
9. to seize suddenly, esp. in order to stop.
10. to harness (a horse).
v.i.
11. to tackle a ballcarrier in football.
[1225–75; Middle English takel gear, apparatus < Middle Low German; akin to take]
tack′ler, n.

tackle


Past participle: tackled
Gerund: tackling

Imperative
tackle
tackle
Present
I tackle
you tackle
he/she/it tackles
we tackle
you tackle
they tackle
Preterite
I tackled
you tackled
he/she/it tackled
we tackled
you tackled
they tackled
Present Continuous
I am tackling
you are tackling
he/she/it is tackling
we are tackling
you are tackling
they are tackling
Present Perfect
I have tackled
you have tackled
he/she/it has tackled
we have tackled
you have tackled
they have tackled
Past Continuous
I was tackling
you were tackling
he/she/it was tackling
we were tackling
you were tackling
they were tackling
Past Perfect
I had tackled
you had tackled
he/she/it had tackled
we had tackled
you had tackled
they had tackled
Future
I will tackle
you will tackle
he/she/it will tackle
we will tackle
you will tackle
they will tackle
Future Perfect
I will have tackled
you will have tackled
he/she/it will have tackled
we will have tackled
you will have tackled
they will have tackled
Future Continuous
I will be tackling
you will be tackling
he/she/it will be tackling
we will be tackling
you will be tackling
they will be tackling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tackling
you have been tackling
he/she/it has been tackling
we have been tackling
you have been tackling
they have been tackling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tackling
you will have been tackling
he/she/it will have been tackling
we will have been tackling
you will have been tackling
they will have been tackling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tackling
you had been tackling
he/she/it had been tackling
we had been tackling
you had been tackling
they had been tackling
Conditional
I would tackle
you would tackle
he/she/it would tackle
we would tackle
you would tackle
they would tackle
Past Conditional
I would have tackled
you would have tackled
he/she/it would have tackled
we would have tackled
you would have tackled
they would have tackled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tackle - the person who plays that position on a football teamtackle - the person who plays that position on a football team; "the right tackle is a straight A student"
lineman - one of the players on the line of scrimmage
2.tackle - gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sailstackle - gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
appurtenance, paraphernalia, gear - equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
3.tackle - gear used in fishingtackle - gear used in fishing      
bobber, bobfloat, cork, bob - a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
fishhook - a sharp barbed hook for catching fish
fishing line - a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached
fishing pole, fishing rod - a rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line
gaff - an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
appurtenance, paraphernalia, gear - equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
gig - a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting
harpoon - a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
landing net - a bag-shaped fishnet on a long handle to take a captured fish from the water
reel - winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod
fishgig, fizgig, gig, lance, spear - an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
spinner - fisherman's lure; revolves when drawn through the water
4.tackle - (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "it takes a big man to play tackle"
lineman - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
football team, eleven - a team that plays football
5.tackle - (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
football play - (American football) a play by the offensive team
Verb1.tackle - accept as a challengetackle - accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"
face, face up, confront - deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
rise - exert oneself to meet a challenge; "rise to a challenge"; "rise to the occasion"
2.tackle - put a harness; "harness the horse"
animal husbandry - breeding and caring for farm animals
attach - cause to be attached
inspan - attach a yoke or harness to; "inspan the draft animals"
3.tackle - seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
aggress, attack - take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"

tackle

verb
1. deal with, take on, set about, wade into, get stuck into (informal), sink your teeth into, apply yourself to, come or get to grips with We need to tackle these problems and save people's lives.
2. undertake, deal with, attempt, try, begin, essay, engage in, embark upon, get stuck into (informal), turn your hand to, have a go or stab at (informal) My husband is quite good at DIY and wants to tackle the job himself.
3. confront, speak to, face up to, question, cross-examine, accost, remonstrate with, waylay I tackled him about how he could tolerate such behaviour.
4. intercept, block, bring down, stop, challenge He tackled the quarter-back.
5. grab, stop, throw, seize, halt, grasp, clutch, take hold of The man tackled him, pushing him into the dirt.
noun
1. block, stop, challenge a tackle by a full-back
3. rig, rigging, apparatus I finally hoisted him up with a block and tackle.

tackle

noun
Things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose:
accouterment (often used in plural), apparatus, equipment, gear, material (used in plural), materiel, outfit, paraphernalia, rig, thing (used in plural), turnout.
verb
1. To take upon oneself:
2. To start work on vigorously:
attack, go at, sail in, wade in (or into).
Idiom: hop to it.
Translations
جِهاز، مَعَدّاتحِبال السَّفينَه وتَوابِعُهامَجْموعَه من البَكَر والحِبالمُعالَجَهيُعَالِجُ
atakovatchytitdotazovat sekladkostrojnáčiní
tackletacklingudstyrgribe fat ihejseværk
taklaustarttua toimeen
odlučno prionuti poslupokušaj preuzimanja lopte
csigasoremelõ csigasorhajókötélzetmegbirkózikszerel
fást viî, kljást viîreiîi, reiîabúnaîur; allur búnaîur skipstakast á viîtakla, tæklatalía, blökk; talíu-/blakkarútbúnaîur
タックル取り組む
(문제에) 착수하다태클
bandyti atkovoti kamuolį išbandyti nutvertibandyti perimti kamuolį išbandyti spręstipulti gaudyti
aizturētbloķēšanabloķētķertkomplekts
kladkostrojnáčinietakelážzloženie hráča
lotiti sepotezapriborprijemzgrabiti
redskaptackla
จัดการ
donanımele almakhalat takımıhalletmekpalanga
hành động cảnxử lý

tackle

[ˈtækl]
A. N
1. (= lifting gear) → aparejo m, polea f; (= ropes) → jarcia f, cordaje m
2. (= equipment) → equipo m, avíos mpl (fig) (= bits and pieces) → cosas fpl, trastos mpl (also fishing tackle) → equipo m de pesca
3. (Ftbl) → entrada f (Rugby) → placaje m
flying tackleplacaje m en el aire
B. VT
1. (= attempt to deal with) [+ problem] → abordar, enfrentar; [+ task] → enfrentar, emprender
firemen tackled the blazelos bomberos lucharon contra las llamas
can you tackle another helping?¿quieres comerte otra porción?
he tackled Greek on his ownemprendió el estudio del griego sin ayuda de nadie
2. (= grapple with) [+ thief, intruder] → enfrentarse con (fig) (= confront) → encararse con
I'll have to tackle him about that money he owes mevoy a tener que encararme con él y plantearle lo del dinero que me debe
3. (Ftbl) → entrar a (Rugby) → placar, taclear
C. VI (Sport) → placar, taclear

tackle

[ˈtækəl]
n
(= equipment) → matériel m, équipement m
fishing tackle → matériel de pêche block and tackle
(RUGBY)plaquage m
(FOOTBALL)tacle m
a sliding tackle → un tacle glissé
vt
[+ problem] → s'attaquer à; [+ task] → s'atteler à
(FOOTBALL)tacler
(RUGBY)plaquer
(= confront) [+ person] → interpeller
to tackle sb about sth → interpeller qn sur qch
(= grapple with) [+ intruder, thief] → se coltiner avec

tackle

n
(= lifting gear)Flaschenzug m; (Naut) → Talje f, → Takel nt, → Zugwinde f
(Naut, = rigging) → Tauwerk nt
(= equipment)Ausrüstung f, → Zeug nt (inf); fishing tackleAngelausrüstung for -zeug nt (inf)
(Sport) → Angriff m, → Tackling nt
vt
(physically, Sport) → angreifen, angehen (geh); (Rugby) → fassen; (verbally) → zur Rede stellen (about wegen)
(= undertake) jobin Angriff nehmen; new challengesich versuchen an (+dat); problemangehen, anpacken (inf); (= manage to cope with)bewältigen, fertig werden mit; blaze, firebekämpfen; could you tackle another ice cream? (inf)schaffst du noch ein Eis? (inf); I don’t know how to tackle itich weiß nicht, wie ich es anfangen soll
viangreifen

tackle

[ˈtækl]
1. n
a. (lifting gear) → paranco
b. (equipment, esp for sport) → attrezzatura, equipaggiamento
c. (Ftbl) → contrasto (Rugby) → placcaggio
2. vt (Ftbl) → contrastare (Rugby) → placcare; (thief, intruder) → agguantare (fig) (person, problem, job) → affrontare
I'll tackle him about it at once → affronterò subito la cosa con lui

tackle

(ˈtӕkl) noun
1. an act of tackling. a rugby tackle.
2. equipment, especially for fishing. fishing tackle.
3. ropes, pulleys etc for lifting heavy weights. lifting tackle.
4. in sailing, the ropes, rigging etc of a boat.
verb
1. to try to grasp or seize (someone). The policeman tackled the thief.
2. to deal with or try to solve (a problem); to ask (someone) about a problem. He tackled the problem; She tackled the teacher about her child's work.
3. in football, hockey etc, to (try to) take the ball etc from (a player in the other team). He tackled his opponent.

tackle

مُحَاوَلَةُ أَخْذِ الكُرَةِ مِنَ اللَاعِبِ الَاخِر, يُعَالِجُ vypořádat se, zastavení tackle, tackling angehen, Angriff μαρκάρισμα, μαρκάρω abordar, entrada taklaus, tarttua toimeen s’attaquer à, tacler odlučno prionuti poslu, pokušaj preuzimanja lopte affrontare, attrezzatura タックル, 取り組む (문제에) 착수하다, 태클 aanpakken, tackle redskap, takle szarża, szarżować enfrentar, placagem оборудование, приниматься redskap, tackla การยื้อยุดหยุดฝ่ายตรงข้ามในการครองลูกฟุตบอลหรือรักบี้, จัดการ üstesinden gelme, üstesinden gelmek hành động cản, xử lý 处理, 抢球
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I'm a lot younger than some of these boys who are afraid to tackle a trip through a tropical wilderness," and he playfully nudged Tom in the ribs.
And now, at last, two magazines have the courage to tackle 'Standard Oil' again, and what happens?
He held his eye there as much as a minute; then he raised up and sighed, and says, 'Confound it, I don't seem to understand this thing, no way; however, I'll tackle her again.
It warn't no slouch of an idea; and it warn't no slouch of a grindstone nuther; but we allowed we'd tackle it.
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Towards that small and ghostly hour, he rose up from his chair, took a key out of his pocket, opened a locked cupboard, and brought forth a sack, a crowbar of convenient size, a rope and chain, and other fishing tackle of that nature.
Then he settled himself cross-legged and arranged his fishing tackle.
Barrett, who had already made his mark as an expert, by finding a way to twist and transpose the wires, was set apart to tackle this problem.
By my faith, I'm certain if Reinaldos of Montalvan had heard the little man's words he would have given him such a spank on the mouth that he wouldn't have spoken for the next three years; ay, let him tackle them, and he'll see how he'll get out of their hands
Howsoever, there be others in this wood I would fain see you tackle.
To steer this boat to starboard or port, to turn, in a word, following a horizontal plan, I use an ordinary rudder fixed on the back of the stern-post, and with one wheel and some tackle to steer by.
As I came up the ladder I saw against the flushed sky--for the sun was just rising--the broad back and red hair of the captain, and over his shoulder the puma spinning from a tackle rigged on to the mizzen spanker-boom.