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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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Loading elemental time functions were grouped into: (1) Swing to log pile--Begins when the grapple swings to log pile and ends when the grapple reaches the pile and is ready for grappling; (2) Grapple--Begins when grapple starts to gather a load and ends when the grapple is full; (3) Swing to truck--Begins when grapple starts to swing to tractor-trailer with a full grapple of logs and ends when grapple reaches the tractor-trailer; (4) Ungrapple--Begins when loader operator opens grapple and drops logs onto the truck and ends when loader is ready for another load; and (5) Rework--Consists of time taken to rearrange some of the logs grappled in a turn for better placement and a safe and full load.
My own agnostic view is that if there is a deity, He, She, or It probably isn't a hands-on manager of the world's day-to-day operations; this spares me the need to grapple with Derbyshire's paradox.
At its heart, the Builtrite Material Handler and grapple offer as much as 35 ft of reach (70-ft diameter), more than enough for Sparta's operator to access all areas needed for the charge.
The ships will join the USS Grapple which returned to Newport.
Contract notice: Delivery wheeled excavator with grapple lupinowym and skid steer loaders articulated broken down into tasks: task 1 - supply of wheeled excavator with grapple lupinowym; task no.
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CEAttachments, a global supplier of attachments and accessories for compact equipment announces the addition of all new EDGE Pallet Fork Frame Grapple attachment for skid steer loaders.
The new additions, created by Hertz and leading app development agency Grapple Mobile, complement the car rental provider's iPhone app and mobile website http://www.
Time elements in a skidding work cycle include travel empty, grapple, travel loaded, and release.
Grapple tried its best to gain "mass European media coverage" by making a generous bid of pounds 23.
I wanted to explore these issues with other men and grapple with what it means to be a man today.
It must have the lifting capacity and quick cycle times for maximum production whether you're using a magnet or grapple.
When I am 16 I hope to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championships which is full contact strike and grapple.
The grapple jaws of the MG 1900 open to a width of 87 inches to provide ample jaw capacity for various demolition applications.