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tackle



tackle [tackle tackles tackled tackling] verb, noun BrE [ˈtækl] NAmE [ˈtækl]
verb
1. transitive ~ sth to make a determined effort to deal with a difficult problem or situation
The government is determined to tackle inflation.
I think I'll tackle the repairs next weekend.
Firefighters tackled a blaze in a garage last night.
2. transitive ~ sb (about sth) to speak to sb about a problem or difficult situation
Syn: confront
I tackled him about the money he owed me.
3. transitive, intransitive ~ (sb) (in football ( ↑soccer ), ↑hockey, etc.)to try and take the ball from an opponent
He was tackled just outside the penalty area.
4. intransitive, transitive ~ (sb) (in ↑rugby or ↑American football)to make an opponent fall to the ground in order to stop them running
5. transitive ~ sb to deal with sb who is violent or threatening you
He tackled a masked intruder at his home.
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
Middle English (denoting equipment for a specific task): probably from Middle Low German takel, from taken ‘lay hold of’. Early senses of the verb (late Middle English) described the provision and handling of a ship's equipment.

Example Bank:
He can run fast and tackle hard.
The drugs problem has to be tackled head-on.
The problem is being tackled with a range of measures.
We are failing to tackle the key issues.
I think I'll tackle the repairs next weekend.

 
noun
1. countable an act of trying to take the ball from an opponent in football ( ↑soccer ), etc; an act of knocking an opponent to the ground in ↑rugby or ↑American football
He was booked for a late tackle on Torres.
He brought the burglar down with a flying tackle.
2. countable (NAmE) (in ↑American football)a player whose job is to stop opponents by knocking them to the ground
3. uncountable the equipment used to do a particular sport or activity, especially fishing
see also block and tackle
4. uncountable (BrE, slang)a man's sexual organs

Word Origin:
Middle English (denoting equipment for a specific task): probably from Middle Low German takel, from taken ‘lay hold of’. Early senses of the verb (late Middle English) described the provision and handling of a ship's equipment.

Example Bank:
He bruised his arm making a tackle against the Browns.
He was booked for a tackle from behind on Morris.
I managed to get in a sliding tackle, but he scored anyway.
Only a last-ditch tackle by Song prevented Raul from scoring.
She lost the ball in a tackle.
Their captain was sent off for a high tackle on Cooper.
a crunching tackle from her opponent
He owns a gun and tackle shop in the village.
We'll need some ropes and climbing tackle.
You can hire bait and fishing tackle from the outdoor centre.

 

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