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tackle

verb [T]  us   /ˈtæk·əl/

tackle verb [T] (KNOCK DOWN)

to catch and knock down someone who is running, esp. in the game of football: All four players were unable to tackle the quarterback before he scored a touchdown.

tackle verb [T] (ATTACK)

to attack or to deal with something: There are many ways of tackling this problem.

tackle

noun  us   /ˈtæk·əl/

tackle noun (EQUIPMENT)

[U] the equipment used in fishing or to lift or raise things on a ship

tackle noun (KNOCKING DOWN)

[C] an act of knocking someone down, or a football player who is supposed to do this: A flying tackle brought him down. He’s an offensive/defensive tackle.
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