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grapple

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrapplegrap‧ple /ˈɡræpəl/ verb [intransitive]  FIGHTto fight or struggle with someone, holding them tightly syn wrestlegrapple with Two men grappled with a guard at the door. grapple with something→ See Verb table
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grappleMemory and imagination were grappling at each other's throats, and these people would lose if he lay here much longer.We grapple on the wet ground - both of us with a hand on his gun.But it also stirred feelings of guilt and pity within me which I am still grappling to explain to myself.Finally the book also exposes you to the experience of change through a number of stories of people grappling with behavior-driven challenges.Together, they grapple with concerns that confront us all as citizens.Their history, their grappling with the meaning of freedom, was here and now.This 1995 work is his first to grapple with the social changes of the new political reality.grapple withThere is no environmental policy in a country that is still grappling with increasing poverty.A young man was grappling with the guard.He's never had to grapple with the issues that most principals deal with.The authorities have been grappling with the problem for a decade, but cars still choke the streets in the rush hour.
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Verb table
grapple
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygrapple
he, she, itgrapples
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygrappled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave grappled
he, she, ithas grappled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad grappled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill grapple
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have grappled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam grappling
he, she, itis grappling
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you, we, theyare grappling
Past
I, he, she, itwas grappling
you, we, theywere grappling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been grappling
he, she, ithas been grappling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been grappling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be grappling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been grappling
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