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English definition of “tackle”

tackle

verb [I or T] (SPORT)    /ˈtæk.l̩/
B2 (especially in football or hockey) to try to take the ball from a player in the other team, or (in rugby or American football) to do this by taking hold of the player and making them fallFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sportsHockeyGeneral terms used in ball sportsGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of tackle verb (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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