V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) 1. to struggle to deal with something or grasp a concept; 2. to come to terms or deal with something successfully; 3. to struggle with somebody in a physical fight; (n.) the act of a physical fight

Synonyms: (v.) contend, struggle, battle, wrangle, cope, wrestle, (n.) fight


Tips: Literally, grappling is a form of hand-to-hand combat. In business and personal life, to grapple with something is to struggle, cope, or come to terms with it.

Usage Examples:

He grappled with his choices for several days before he finally came to a decision. (struggled) verb

She grappled with the decision of whether or not to take the job across the country. (struggled, wrangled) verb

Weve been grappling with outdated computers for too long, and its about time we got some new equipment. (coping, battling) verb

Once the extreme fighters went down and were grappling on the mat, wrestling skill became paramount to victory. (wrestling) verb

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