Found 3 items, similar to grapple.
English → Indonesian
English → English
n 1: a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding;
often thrown with a rope [syn: grapnel
, grappling hook
, grappling iron
2: a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam [syn:
3: the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; “they had
a fierce wrestle”
; “we watched his grappling and wrestling
with the bully”
v 1: 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
, get by
, make out
, make do
2: to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; “the two men
grappled with each other for several minutes”
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grappled
; p. pr. & vb.
.] [F. grappiller, OF. graypil the grapple of a
ship, fr. graper to pluck, prop., to seize, clutch; of German
origin. See Grape
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
The gallies were grappled to the Centurion.
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.
, v. i.
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
To grapple with
, to enter into contest with, resolutely and
And in my standard bear the arms of York,
To grapple with the house of Lancaster. --Shak.
, n. [See Grapple, v. t., and cf. Crapple.]
1. A seizing or seizure; close hug in contest; the wrestler's
(a) An instrument, usually with hinged claws, for seizing
and holding fast to an object; a grab.
(b) (Naut.) A grappling iron.
The iron hooks and grapples keen. --Spenser.
(Bot.), a South African herb (Herpagophytum leptocarpum
) having the woody fruits armed with long
hooked or barbed thorns by which they adhere to cattle,
causing intense annoyance.
(Life-saving Service), a projectile, to which
are attached hinged claws to catch in a ship's rigging or
to hold in the ground; -- called also anchor shot