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tackle

noun (n)

  • the person who plays that position on a football team (noun.person)
    Synonym: guard
    Example:
    The right tackle is a straight A student.
    source: wordnet30
  • gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: rigging
    source: wordnet30
  • gear used in fishing (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage (noun.act)
    Synonym: end, guard
    Example:
    It takes a big man to play tackle.
    source: wordnet30
  • (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • Apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; sometimes, the rope and attachments, as distinct from the block. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • accept as a challenge (verb.social)
    Synonym: take on, undertake
    Example:
    I'll tackle this difficult task.
    source: wordnet30
  • put a harness (verb.contact)
    Synonym: harness
    Antonym: unharness
    source: wordnet30
  • seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To supply with tackle. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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