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grapple for (something)

To physically struggle to obtain something. I grappled for the ball with one of the players on the other team.
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grapple with (someone or something)

1. To physically struggle with someone else to obtain something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "grapple" and "with." I grappled with one of the players on the other team for the ball.
2. To have difficulty in understanding or managing something. We've been grappling with a lot of technical issues since implementing that new computer system.
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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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The grapplers said their coach is providing them training free of cost.
Players are no longer prevented from changing equipment when firing the Grappler while switching weapons.
At 16' long, the world's largest Grappler is much too long to use in everyday cleanup operations, but the company assures the public that its regular Grappler is still available to do just that.
Yes, you can play as different grapplers and use their different Knishers, but the stock moves used by all characters are lacking in choice.
Marijuana was detected in samples from Roho, a 28-year-old grappler in the top-tier makuuchi division, and his 26-year-old brother Hakurozan, a wrestler in the second-tier juryo division, after the association conducted on-the-spot urine checks on 69 wrestlers at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan earlier in the day.
The Grappler employs a continuous loop rope system running over two pulleys which allows the user to adjust a resistance applied to the rope according to whether a full strength work-out, more moderate fitness exercise or a light aerobic workout is required.
Fellow grappler Sting then went on to star in telepic "Shutterspeed." Rival cabler USA, which carries "WWF Raw," has scored similar success with action skein "Pacific Blue," with an audience bump nearly every time a grappler takes guesting duties.
The Ford F-150 with the RTR package can be distinguished by the original grille with integrated running lights, wheel arch covers, special body graphics and 20-inch wheels wrapped in Nitto Ridge Grappler tires.
The Kazakh grappler made a fiery start to put Punia under pressure but the Indian was able to turn it around late in the second period to clinch a thrilling 12-7 win.
"We need to expose our wrestlers to this kind of tournament if we want to achieve something in the SEA Games,'' said Go For Gold project director Ednalyn Hualda, a former national grappler herself.
Inayat beat his American opponent in -65 kgs bout to write new wrestling history to become the first-ever grappler to win a medal in Youth Olympics.
Cummings is known for his sense of humour and famously debuted his wrestling alter-ego "Cumdog" to take on grappler Grado while at Easter Road but this clip is sure to shock some.
Another mentioned how Yujiro Hanma, a character from the anime Baki the Grappler, would look like if he became a cat.
According to the official ONE FC website, Huang has been training in some of Japan's most prestigious gyms to prepare for the match with Iniong, who says she expects the bout to go to ground combat, but she feels her skills are more than enough to deal with the grappler from Taiwan.
The model features TRD-tuned front springs, TRD Bilstein high-performance shocks with rear remote reservoirs, and 31.5-inch Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tyres on 17-inch matte black aluminium wheels with TRD centre caps, a heritage Toyota grille, TRD shift knob, TRO Pro-badged floor mats, black TRD Pro badging on the C-pillar and tailgate, TRD-stamped aluminium front skid plate and black accents on the front and rear bumpers.