tack‧le1 S3 W3
to try to deal with a difficult problem:
There is more than one way to tackle the problem.
It took twelve fire engines to tackle the blaze.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
to try to take the ball away from an opponent in a game such as football or hockey
to force someone to the ground so that they stop running, in a game such as American football or rugby
3 [transitive] British English
to talk to someone in order to deal with a difficult problem
tackle somebody about something
When I tackled Susan about it, she admitted she'd made a mistake.
to start fighting someone, especially a criminal:
I certainly couldn't tackle both of them on my own.
—tackler noun [countable]