What is another word for grappling?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈaplɪŋ] (IPA)

Grappling is a versatile word that can communicate various concepts such as struggling, wrestling, wrangling, or grappling with an idea or problem. Alternative synonyms for grappling that depict physical struggles include tussling, fighting, and scuffling. Other synonyms highlighting intellectual struggles include tackling, tackling, and confronting. In some contexts, grappling can refer to an effort to understand or negotiate a situation or relationship, in which case alternative synonyms could include hammering out, ironing out, or hashing out. The choice of synonym depends on the intended meaning, and each option provides nuance that can enrich communication by narrowing down and amplifying the focus of the message.

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What are the hypernyms for Grappling?

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What are the hyponyms for Grappling?

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Usage examples for Grappling

They parted for the night immediately after, the one to sleep as serenely as a child almost as soon as he lay down, the other to pace to and fro, to and fro, for hours, grappling-and grappling in vain-with the sternest adversary he had ever had to encounter.
"The Lamp in the Desert"
Ethel M. Dell
Hong was pressed into service now, and with Martin, was on the roof, grappling with a rope, shouting directions.
Kathleen Norris
Right in my front, a comparatively large normal was grappling with a middle about sixteen years of ago.
"Botchan (Master Darling)"
Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri

Famous quotes with Grappling

  • Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
    James M. Barrie
  • I'm still grappling with all the things most people resolve by the time they're 35. Maybe that's why I make music that is relevant to young people. I'm emotionally stuck at the age of 13.
    Siobhan Fahey
  • So we just hope that all of these governors who are grappling will be able to provide the basic services to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful.
    Jennifer M. Granholm
  • Well, clearly, for me in the immediate future, it is grappling, like so many other governors are grappling, with the economic woes of these states. We were all hoping to see some federal relief.
    Jennifer M. Granholm
  • Now a Protestant confronting a Catholic ghost is exactly Shakespeare's way of grappling with what was not simply a general social problem but one lived out in his own life.
    Stephen Greenblatt

Related words: jiu-jitsu, judo, wrestling

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