how to pronounce grapple


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the above transcription of grapple is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

grapple is pronounced in two syllables

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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


  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.


  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.

grapple frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word grapple occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics grapple can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that grapple can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

words that rhyme with grapple


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