grapple with sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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grapple with sb

phrasal verb with grapple uk   us   /ˈɡræp.l̩/ verb [I]
to ​hold onto someone and ​fight with them: Two ​officersgrappled with the ​gunman.
(Definition of grapple with sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grapple with sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 与(某人)扭打…
in Turkish yakalayıp boğuşmak…
in Russian сцепиться, бороться с кем-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 與(某人)扭打…
in Polish mocować się z kimś…
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