Synonyms for tackle

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : tak-uh l or for 2–4, tey-kuh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtæk əl or for 2–4, ˈteɪ kəl

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Définition of tackle

Origin :
  • mid-13c., "apparatus, gear," from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German takel "the rigging of a ship," perhaps related to Middle Dutch taken "grasp, seize" (see take (v.)), or perhaps from root of tack (n.1). Meaning "apparatus for fishing" is recorded from late 14c. The noun meaning "act of tackling" in the sporting sense is recorded from 1876 (see tackle (v.)); as the name of a position in North American football, it is recorded from 1884.
  • noun equipment for activity
  • verb make an effort
  • verb jump on and grab
Example sentences :
  • They were quick enough in putting these to; yet how they managed it with their tackle, I know not.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Then I made up my mind I'd tackle you and keep at it till I got to know you.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Well, you wait and see how I'll tackle these this very evening.
  • Extract from : « With Trapper Jim in the North Woods » by Lawrence J. Leslie
  • Mr. Bud proposed that they should go down to the saloon and "tackle the soup."
  • Extract from : « The Mystery of Murray Davenport » by Robert Neilson Stephens
  • You wouldn't much like to tackle him in argeyment, I'm thinking, sir.'
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • He must have nerve to tackle her after he saw her squelch you.
  • Extract from : « Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight » by Mathew Joseph Holt
  • I could tackle the two of them, begging your pardon, ladies.
  • Extract from : « Stories of a Western Town » by Octave Thanet
  • But I'll be in harder condition before I tackle such a job again.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • Philip sniffed it from the porch after breakfast and then gathered up his tackle for cod.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • And anyway, if trouble should come along, there would be two of them now to tackle it.
  • Extract from : « The Great Hunger » by Johan Bojer

Antonyms for tackle

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