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Grappler and Wrestler Definitions

Grappler

An iron shaft with claws at one end, usually thrown by a rope and used for grasping and holding, especially one for drawing and holding an enemy ship alongside. Also called grapnel, grappling, grappling hook, grappling iron.

Wrestler

To try to throw or immobilize another person, especially by gripping with the hands.

Grappler

See grapnel.

Wrestler

To engage in the sport of wrestling.

Grappler

Any of various grasping devices having hinged tines or jaws that close around an object or load, used especially in lifting or dragging heavy items.
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Wrestler

To struggle to move or control something with the hands
Wrestled with the truck's steering wheel.

Grappler

The act of grappling.

Wrestler

To struggle in trying to manage, control, or deal with something
Wrestling with budget cuts.
Wrestle with one's conscience.

Grappler

A struggle or contest in which the participants attempt to wrestle with each other by clutching or gripping.

Wrestler

To try to throw or immoblize (someone); wrestle with
Wrestled the fugitive to the ground.
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Grappler

A struggle for superiority or dominance.

Wrestler

To take part in a wrestling match with (someone).

Grappler

To seize and hold with a grapple
Grappled the prow of the ship.

Wrestler

To take part in (a wrestling match).

Grappler

To seize firmly with the hands
"Jules ... grappled the backpack chained over the back of Izzy's bike and began scrabbling through it" (Bella Bathurst).
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Wrestler

To move or lift with great effort and force
Wrestled the piano up the stairs.

Grappler

To hold onto something with a grapple
"The 150-odd ships closed and grappled, initiating the most important naval battle of the Hundred Years' War" (Clifford J. Rogers).

Wrestler

To taken (something) away from another by gripping and pulling
Wrestled the gun out of the robber's hands.

Grappler

To use a grapple or similar device, as for dragging.

Wrestler

To throw (a calf or other animal) for branding.

Grappler

To wrestle with an opponent by clutching or gripping.

Wrestler

The act or a bout of wrestling.

Grappler

To struggle or work hard to deal with something
Grappled with their consciences.
Grapple with the political realities of our time.

Wrestler

A struggle
A wrestle with a problem.

Grappler

One who grapples.

Wrestler

(wrestling) A person who wrestles.

Grappler

A wrestler; one who fights by wrestling.

Wrestler

One who wrestles; one who is skillful in wrestling.

Grappler

Combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground

Wrestler

Combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground

Grappler

A tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

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