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Definition of grapple:

  1. A grappling iron.
  2. A seizing or seizure; close hug in contest; the wrestler's hold.
  3. An instrument, usually with hinged claws, for seizing and holding fast to an object; a grab.
  4. To fasten, as with a grapple; to fix; to join indissolubly.
  5. To seize; to lay fast hold of; to attack at close quarters: as, to grapple an antagonist.
  6. 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 one another.


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