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Definition of Tackle


  1. Apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; sometimes, the rope and attachments, as distinct from the block.
  2. Any instruments of action; an apparatus by which an object is moved or operated; gear; as, fishing tackle, hunting tackle; formerly, specifically, weapons.
  3. The rigging and apparatus of a ship; also, any purchase where more than one block is used.
  4. To supply with tackle.
  5. To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon.
  6. To seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game.
  7. To begin to deal with; as, to tackle the problem.

Tackle Quotations

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

When I get bored, or get stuck on an equation, I like to go ice skating, but it makes you forget your problem. Then you can tackle the problem with a fresh new insight. Einstein liked to play the violin to relax. Every physicist likes to have a past time. Mine is ice skating.
Michio Kaku

For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.
Richard Branson

The President didn't offer any clarity in his latest speech about what he would do to tackle our nation's debt before it tackles us and it's still not clear how he'll keep Medicare from going bankrupt. One thing is clear though, Barack Obama isn't interested in governing or putting forward solutions to fix our nation's problems.
Paul Ryan
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Tackle Translations

tackle in Dutch is aanpakken, aan komen lopen
tackle in French is attelons, s'avancer, attelez, attelent
tackle in Swedish is tackla, talja
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