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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.
See also: for, grapple

grapple with (someone or something)

1. To physically struggle with someone else to obtain something. 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.
See also: grapple
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This is the game's biggest strength - you can literally spend hours messing around with the grappling hook, blowing things up and destroying things across the map, if you don't fancy doing a mission.
With growing reputation of Team Lakay's own brand of grappling, it made the loss even more painful for the former ONE Featherweight World Champion.
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And asked yesterday if "grappling" in the area was something that needs to be dealt with, Moyes said: "It is not part of the game and the only people who can stamp it out are the referees.
Kyle Connolly won his first two fights and lost his third, while Kieran Starkey won his first two fights and lost the third on points to win a silver medal in his first ever grappling competition after just two weeks training.
Japan's prime minister made his first visit to the country's tsunami-devastated region on Saturday and entered a nuclear exclusion zone to meet workers grappling to end the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
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