Word Helper: An Associative Language Search Engine

Words Described by "Grapple"

  1. plant
  2. hook
  3. skidder
  4. fixture
  5. dredger
  6. dredges
  7. fork
  8. hooks
  9. checks
  10. loader

Commonly Paired Adjectives

  1. deadly
  2. final
  3. first
  4. last
  5. fierce
  6. close
  7. hand
  8. desperate
  9. bloody
  10. death

What Google Knows

Grappling is a full-contact combat sport based on throws, trips, sweeps, clinch fighting, ground fighting and submission holds. Grappling contests often involve takedowns and ground control, and may end when a contestant concedes defeat.

Related Definition

  1. grapple:

    v (transitive) To seize something and hold it firmly.

    v (intransitive) To wrestle or tussle.

    v (figuratively, with with) To ponder and intensely evaluate a problem; to struggle to deal with.

    n A close hand-to-hand struggle.

    n The act of grappling. (uncountable)

    n (nautical) A device consisting of iron claws, attached to the end of a rope, used for grasping and holding an enemy ship prior to boarding; a grappling iron.

    n (nautical) A grapnel (“type of anchor”).

    v (transitive) To fasten, as with a grapple; (by extension) to fix; to join indissolubly.

    v (transitive, intransitive) To climb (whether by means of a grapple and rope, or by hand, etc).

    v (intransitive) To use a grapple (for example to attempt to find, hook, and raise a net or cable).

    v (transitive, intransitive) To hook and raise with a grapple.

    n (marketing) A combination of grape and apple flavors.