Today’s Word: grapple

March 27, 2017 =========

☆  grapple  取り組む


When you grapple with a problem or difficulty, you try hard to solve it. Other words with similar meanings are: deal with, address, confront, get to grips with, struggle, tackle, and take on. So, if “grapple” seems like a word you’ll struggle to remember, you can always choose one of those words instead.

However, if you want to try and use this word, one way to remember it is to think of yourself as a wrestler grappling with a problem. When two wrestlers grapple, they grab hold of each other and fight. So imagine yourself grabbing hold of the problem you are facing, and grappling with it – fighting with it until you win!