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Definition of Grapple


  1. To seize; to lay fast hold of; to attack at close quarters: as, to grapple an antagonist.
  2. To fasten, as with a grapple; to fix; to join indissolubly.
  3. To use a grapple; to contend in close fight; to attach one's self as if by a grapple, as in wrestling; to close; to seize one another.
  4. A seizing or seizure; close hug in contest; the wrestler's hold.
  5. An instrument, usually with hinged claws, for seizing and holding fast to an object; a grab.
  6. A grappling iron.

Grapple Translations

grapple in Afrikaans is vat, vang
grapple in Danish is fange
grapple in Dutch is beetnemen, beetpakken, pakken
grapple in French is attraper, capturer
grapple in German is packen, anpacken
grapple in Norwegian is fange, gripe
grapple in Swedish is ge sig i kast med, dust