Meaning of “grapple” in the English Dictionary

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grappleverb [ I ]

us /ˈɡræp·əl/

to hold someone while fighting with him or her:

He briefly grappled with the police officer.
Bad news is something it becomes necessary to grapple with (= deal with).

(Definition of “grapple” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)