grappling


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grap·pling

 (grăp′lĭng)
n.
1. See grapple.
2. Nautical See grapnel.
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grappling

(ˈɡræplɪŋ)
n
1. the act of gripping or seizing, as in wrestling
2. (Tools) a hook used for securing something
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grappling - the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combatgrappling - the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
struggle - strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
2.grappling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other downgrappling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
contact sport - a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
flying mare - a wrestling maneuver
Greco-Roman wrestling - a style of wrestling where the wrestlers are forbidden to tackle or trip or use holds below the waist
professional wrestling - wrestling for money
sumo - a Japanese form of wrestling; you lose if you are forced out of a small ring or if any part of your body (other than your feet) touches the ground
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
full nelson - a wrestling hold in which the holder puts both arms under the opponent's arms and exerts pressure on the back of the neck (illegal in amateur wrestling)
takedown - (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position; "a takedown counts two points"
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Translations

grappling

n (Sport inf) → Ringen nt
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References in classic literature ?
His greatest admirer could not have cordially justified his bringing his harpoon into breakfast with him, and using it there without ceremony; reaching over the table with it, to the imminent jeopardy of many heads, and grappling the beefsteaks towards him.
As the craft neared the building, and just before she struck, the Martian warriors swarmed upon her from the windows, and with their great spears eased the shock of the collision, and in a few moments they had thrown out grappling hooks and the big boat was being hauled to ground by their fellows below.
The boats, in general, had to be propelled by oars and setting poles, or drawn by the hand and by grappling hooks from one root or overhanging tree to another; or towed by the long cordelle, or towing line, where the shores were sufficiently clear of woods and thickets to permit the men to pass along the banks.
She learned to look upon danger clear- eyed and with understanding, losing forever that panic fear which is bred of ignorance and which afflicts the city-reared, making them as silly as silly horses, so that they await fate in frozen horror instead of grappling with it, or stampede in blind self- destroying terror which clutters the way with their crushed carcasses.
There was but a yard between the two mighty ships as the first grappling irons were hurled.
Nurmagomedov has racked up an impressive 27-win feat that included victories over tough fighters likes Darell Horcher, Edson Barboza and Conor McGregor, spiking most of his triumphs through submission that further underscores his grappling skills.
29 in Yilan's Toucheng Township, the annual Ghost Grappling Festival was held in which teams try to scramble up tall greased poles and large towers covered in auspicious items in order to grab a lucky pennant affixed to the top.
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