|1.||[ verb ] come to terms or deal successfully with;|
|Synonyms:||deal cope manage get_by contend make_do make_out|
"We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
|Related terms:||act meet fend hack extemporize scrape_along braving|
|2.||[ verb ] to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match|
"the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
|Related terms:||clutch seize clasp wrestle wrestling|
|3.||[ noun ] a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam|
|4.||[ noun ] a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope|
|Synonyms:||grappler grappling_hook grappling_iron grapnel|
|Related terms:||tool crampon hook|
|5.||[ noun ] the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat|
|Synonyms:||grappling wrestling hand-to-hand_struggle wrestle|
"they had a fierce wrestle" "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
|Related terms:||struggle wrestle|