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grapple (with someone) (for something)

to fight or scuffle with someone to get hold of something. The cop grappled with the thief for the gun. He grappled for the gun with Max.

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

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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There are a range of different gloves that are suitable for MMA, including grappling, striking and kickboxing gloves, but the main specification to look out for is that they are at least 14/16oz otherwise, if they are too light, it could cause harm to the opposition.
Fellaini conceded a penalty against Reading for grappling
The academy's owner, Raf Hussain lost in his first ever grappling competition to a more experienced regular competitor.
Other Apps include "MMA Grappling - The Guard", "MMA Grappling - Guard Flow", "MMA Strikes 1" , "Passing The Guard - MMA Grappling", MMA Strength and Conditioning", " MMA Submissions Ankle Locks" and "MMA Grappling Lite" and can be downloaded from the MMA Applications site in the App Store.
He said: "I currently hold an unbeaten record in Professional MMA and grappling tournaments so things are going well.
This is especially true for the judo ground grappling techniques employing positions of control, strangles and joint locks.
Whatever one's opinion of Wilson, one thing is clear: The country is still grappling with his ideas and legacy and the foreign policy terms he articulated in that 1917 congressional address.
But what's going on in Caracas runs deeper than devaluations and the typical grappling for political control.
For manual reduction, proper grappling techniques (according to FM 20-32, Mine/Countermine Operations) will result in the AP mines being detonated without casualties.
Marshall said, she sees more and more congregations grappling with the fact that if they want their parish to grow and succeed, they will have to put up with some shrieks and tears and genuinely welcome kids.
government is both grappling with a host of critical issues affecting people's safety and security and trying to figure out how best to get the economy moving.
Curators Paul Schimmel and Connie Butler have assembled nearly all the pastels from the artist's landmark 1953 show, along with seventy other works on paper that chart de Kooning's grappling with the figure from 1938 through 1955.
PRISON officers thwarted an escape bid by four inmates after discovering ropes made from bedsheets and makeshift grappling hooks.
Sponsorship Deal with World's Leading Grappling Organization Bolsters ProElite's Presence and Offerings to MMA Community Online; Addition of Powerful Grappling Video Streams and DVDs to Be Delivered Though ProElite.
Kyrgyzstan's Abdurahmanhadzhi Murtazaliyev won the silver medal at the World Grappling Championships in Moscow on November 20-23, AKIpress has learned from official website of the Grappling Federation of Russia.