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tackle

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈtækl/
DEAL WITH B2 to try to deal with a problem: new ways to tackle crime Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
SPEAK TO UK to speak to someone about something bad that they have done: I decided to tackle him about his absences.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
BALL B2 to try to get the ball from someone in a game such as footballFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sportsHockeyGeneral terms used in ball sportsRugbyGeneral terms used in ball sportsGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of tackle verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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