grapple
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grapple(
grah
-
puhl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to engage in a physical fight)
a. forcejear
The fans cheered as the two boxers grappled in the ring.Los fanáticos gritaban de entusiasmo mientras los dos boxeadores forcejeaban en el cuadrilátero.
The two hawks grappled in the air and then suddenly dove towards the river.Los dos halcones forcejeaban en el aire y de repente cayeron en picada hacia el río.
2. (to mentally struggle; used with "with")
a. luchar con
Anita grappled with the decision of which university she'd attend.Anita luchaba con la decisión de a qué universidad asistiría.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (act of grappling)
a. la lucha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The principal came and broke up the grapple between the two students.El director de la escuela llegó y frenó la lucha entre los dos estudiantes.
b. la pelea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Thankfully, I didn't sustain many injuries in the grapple.Por suerte, no sufrí muchas lesiones en la pelea.
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grapple
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (fight)
a. forcejear
to grapple with a problemdebatirse or batallar con un problema
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
grapple [ˈɡræpl]
intransitive verb
[+wrestlers etc] luchar cuerpo a cuerpo;with con
to grapple with a problem confrontar un problema
transitive verb
asir; agarrar; (Náut) aferrar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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