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English definition of “tackle”

tackle

verb uk   /ˈtæk.l̩/ us  

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 careless work.

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

tackle

noun uk   /ˈtæk.l̩/ us  

tackle noun (SPORT)

[C] (especially in football or hockey) an act of tackling someone

tackle noun (EQUIPMENT)

[U] all the objects needed for a particular activity: fishing tackle

tackle noun (SEXUAL ORGANS)

[U] UK slang humorous (also wedding tackle) the male sexual organs
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