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grapple

US [ˈɡræp(ə)l]
UK ['ɡræp(ə)l]
  • n.格斗;紧握;抓机;同“grapnel”
  • v.扭打;搏斗;努力设法解决
  • Web抓住;抓钩;抓斗
Simple Present:grapples  Present Participle:grappling  Past Tense:grappled  
grapple
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1.
[i][t]
扭打;搏斗to take a firm hold of sb/sth and struggle with them
Passers-by grappled with the man after the attack.
袭击之后过路人便与这男人扭打起来。
They managed to grapple him to the ground.
他们终于把他摔倒在地。
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[i]
努力设法解决to try hard to find a solution to a problem
The new government has yet to grapple with the problem of air pollution.
新政府还需尽力解决空气污染问题。
I was grappling to find an answer to his question.
我正在努力想办法解决他的问题。

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