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Engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack
synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle, brawl, fight, scuffle, battle

seize or hold with a grapnel.
This said, they grappled him with more than hundred hooks.

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