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tackle

tack·le

tackle

 
 
pronunciation:
tae kl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: equipment or gear used in a sport or hobby such as fishing.
He was hoping to get a landing net or other new fishing tackle for his birthday.
synonyms:
rig
similar words:
appointments, equipment, gear, outfit
definition 2: a rope and pulley used to lift or move a heavy weight.
 
similar words:
crane, hoist, pulley, winch
definition 3: the act of seizing and throwing a person down.
He made a great tackle to stop the other team's player from scoring a touchdown.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: tackled, tackles, tackling
definition 1: to seize and throw a person to the ground.
He tackled the boy who was stealing his bicycle.
similar words:
fell
definition 2: to try to master or solve.
I tackled the arithmetic problem.
similar words:
attack, attempt, undertake, venture
derivation: tackler (n.)
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