grapple with


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grapple with something

Fig. to deal with a problem; to get a "good hold" on a problem. I have enough to grapple with now. No more problems, please. I cannot grapple with any additional problems.
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grapple with

v.
To be engaged with the complications or problems presented by something; struggle with: Some parts of the world are grappling with overpopulation.
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References in classic literature ?
She saw the giant arm swing back with the curved saber and she saw it fall with terrific velocity and meet the lion as he rose to grapple with the man, cleaving his skull as cleanly as a butcher opens up a sheep.
In the twinkling of an eye the man had seized the wrist of the great ape, and before the other could grapple with him had whirled him about and leaped upon his broad back.
No fellow at the end of a hard evening ought to have to grapple with this sort of thing.
What did he know about sin and suffering--with his smooth, black coat and his neatly starched collar, his body warm, and his belly full, and money in his pocket--and lecturing men who were struggling for their lives, men at the death grapple with the demon powers of hunger and cold
The new attachment features a single cylinder grapple with a unique jaw action that pulls material toward the frame as the jaw closes.
The Lebanese are tired of waiting and need a new government soon to grapple with their acute economic crisis, Charles Ayyoub, editor and publisher of the local daily AD DIYAR, said Monday.
THIS is the nail-biting moment spearfisherman Craig Clasen plunged a blade into a 12ft tiger shark after a life-or-death grapple with the predator.
For instance, the courts have begun to grapple with whether free-speech rights apply in the virtual world of cyberspace.
But the essays show that a biblical theology must grapple with complex issues of the relationship of history and theology, the shape of the canon that is to be considered, how to find unity in diversity, and the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament.
It's now up to Congress to grapple with issues that for too long have been outside public debate.
Abramsky inaccurately states that the left is unwilling to grapple with totalitarian-think.
Each must grapple with identity, loyalty, and what their beliefs mean for themselves and with regard to each other.
For a recycler using grapples to move lighter material (wood debris, for example) around the yard, however, a wider grapple with more tines could be a better choice.
As tissue engineers grapple with the problem of choosing an appropriate cell source to generate tissues, Stevens et al.
Author Bill Reeb, CPA, has surveyed over 500 CPA firms and conducted in-depth interviews with 30 managing partners representing firms in transition or about to grapple with succession.