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grapple
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

3 uses
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Definition
to struggle:

typically a mental struggle — as in coming to terms with something

more rarely a physical struggle — as in hand-to-hand combat or moving something heavy or awkward
  • Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A room in Polonius's house (46% in)
  • Finding ourselves too slow of sail, we put on a compelled valour, and in the grapple I boarded them: on the instant they got clear of our ship; so I alone became their prisoner.
    4.6 — Act 4 Scene 6 — Another room in the Castle (54% in)
  • [Grappling with him.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (86% in)

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