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.
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   To grapple with, to enter into contest with, resolutely and
      courageously.
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            And in my standard bear the arms of York,
            To grapple with the house of Lancaster. --Shak.
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