Tackle

Tac"kle

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tackled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tackling.] [Cf. LG. takeln to equip. See Tackle, n.] 1. To supply with tackle. Beau. & Fl.
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2. To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon. [Colloq.]
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3. To seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game.
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The greatest poetess of our day has wasted her time and strength in tackling windmills under conditions the most fitted to insure her defeat.
Dublin Univ. Mag.
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4. (Football) To cause the ball carrier to fall to the ground, thus ending the forward motion of the ball and the play.
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5. To begin to deal with; as, to tackle the problem.
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