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tackle

tack·le

tackle

 
pronunciation:
tae kl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: equipment or gear used in a sport or hobby such as fishing.
synonyms:
rig
similar words:
accouterments, appointments, equipment, furnishings, gear, outfit, paraphernalia
definition 2: a rope and pulley or system of pulleys, used to increase efficiency in lifting or moving weights.
 
synonyms:
block and tackle
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.
similar words:
knockdown
definition 4: in football, a player stationed one position inward from either end of the offensive or defensive line.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tackled, tackles, tackling
definition 1: to seize and throw a person to the ground, as in football.
The police officer tackled the suspect as he tried to make his escape.
similar words:
blindside, fell
definition 2: to try to master or solve (something difficult).
similar words:
attack, attempt, undertake, venture
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: in football, to knock or throw down a member of the opposing team who is carrying the ball.
derivation: tackler (n.)
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