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 for To grapple with
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grapple \Grap"ple\, v. i.
     To use a grapple; to contend in close fight; to attach one's
     self as if by a grapple, as in wrestling; to close; to seize
     one another.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     To grapple with, to enter into contest with, resolutely and
        courageously.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And in my standard bear the arms of York,
              To grapple with the house of Lancaster. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

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