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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

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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No decorrer da vida academica a pratica de atividade fisica diminui, e isso se reflete no desenvolvimento de valencias fisicas e motoras (Fontes, Vianna, 2009), com a possibilidade da pratica do Submission Grappling na universidade como meio de atividade fisica, interacao social e lazer, ampliou-se a visao da luta para alem da competicao e foi possivel vivenciar a modalidade e seus beneficios atraves de atividades ludicas.
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