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"tackle" in British English

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tackleverb

uk   /ˈtæk.əl/  us   /ˈtæk.əl/
  • tackle verb (DEAL WITH)

B2 [T] to ​try to ​deal with something or someone: There are many ​ways of tackling this ​problem. I tackled him about his ​carelesswork.

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  • tackle verb (SPORT)

B2 [I or T] (​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 ​fall

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tacklenoun

uk   /ˈtæk.əl/  us   /ˈtæk.əl/
(Definition of tackle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tackle" in American English

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tackleverb [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.

tacklenoun

 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 ​footballplayer who is ​supposed to do this: A ​flying tackle ​brought him down. He’s an ​offensive/​defensive tackle.
(Definition of tackle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tackle" in Business English

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tackleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈtækl/
to ​try to ​deal with something: The first thing the new ​government must do is to tackle ​inflation. tackle a ​crisis/​question/problem I ​felt that the whole ​subject was too ​sensitive to tackle.
to ​talk to someone about a difficult ​situation, usually because you ​disagree with them: tackle sb on/about sth I was ​determined to tackle my ​boss on the way I had been ​treated.
(Definition of tackle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tackle”
in Korean 다루다, 태클걸다…
in Arabic يُعالِج, يَتَعامَل مَعَ, يَتَصَدّى لِلاعِب آخَر…
in Malaysian merebut, kelengkapan, takal…
in French plaquage, matériel, appareil de levage…
in Russian решать проблему, браться за что-либо, поднимать вопрос…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對付, 對付,處理, 與…交涉…
in Italian affrontare, contrastare, placcare…
in Turkish hemen ilgilenmek, ele almak, çaresine bakmak…
in Polish walczyć z, stawiać czoło, rozmówić się z…
in Spanish placaje, equipo, aparejos…
in Vietnamese sự chặn, sự cản, dụng cụ…
in Portuguese enfrentar, dar uma entrada em…
in Thai การยื้อยุด/หยุดฝ่ายตรงข้ามที่ครองลูกในฟุตบอลหรือฮ็อกกี้, อุปกรณ์กีฬา (โดยเฉพาะในการตกปลาหรือ ไต่เขา), รอกตะขอสำหรับยกของหรือใช้ดึงใบเรือ…
in German das Angreifen, die Ausrüstung, der Flaschenzug…
in Catalan abordar, fer una entrada a, placar…
in Japanese (問題)に取り組む, 対処する, (サッカー・ラグビーで)タックルする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对付, 对付,处理, 与…交涉…
in Indonesian jegalan, kerekan, takal…
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