how to pronounce grapple

/ˈɡɹæp.əl/

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grapple is pronounced in two syllables

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ɡɹæpəl

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An example use of grapple in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… sea they tried to grapple it up but …”

meanings of grapple

verb:

  1. To fasten, as with a grapple; to fix; to join indissolubly.
  2. To ponder and intensely evaluate a problem; to struggle to deal with.
  3. To wrestle or tussle.
  4. To hook and raise with a grapple.
  5. To use a grapple (for example to attempt to find, hook, and raise a net or cable).
  6. To climb (whether by means of a grapple and rope, or by hand, etc).
  7. To seize something and hold it firmly.

noun:

  1. A tool with claws or hooks which is used to catch or hold something.
  2. A grapnel (“type of anchor").
  3. A close hand-to-hand struggle; the act of grappling.
  4. A device consisting of iron claws, attached to the end of a rope, used for grasping and holding an enemy ship prior to boarding; a grappling iron.

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