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Noun: grappling  grap-ling
  1. The act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
    "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully";
    - wrestle, wrestling, grapple, hand-to-hand struggle
  2. The sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
    - wrestling, rassling
Verb: grapple  gra-pul
  1. Deal with reasonably well despite some difficulty; come to terms with
    - cope, get by, make do, contend, deal, manage
  2. Hold or seize, as in a wrestling match
    "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes";
    - grip

Derived forms: grapplings

Type of: act, clutch, contact sport, move, prehend [archaic], seize, struggle

Encyclopedia: Grappling