tackle

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noun
1 movement in sports
ADJECTIVE
hard, strong
high

Their captain was sent off for a high tackle on Cooper.

bad, crunching, late (all BrE)
cover, scything, sliding (all BrE)
brave, skilful (both BrE)
flying

A security guard brought him down with a flying tackle.

football (AmE), rugby
VERB + TACKLE
execute (BrE), make
break (AmE)
miss
PREPOSITION
tackle from

a crunching tackle from her opponent

tackle against, tackle on (BrE)

He bruised his arm making a tackle against the Browns.

He was booked for a tackle from behind on Morris.

in a/the tackle

She lost the ball in a tackle.

2 position in American football
ADJECTIVE
defensive, offensive
left, right
nose
VERB + TACKLE
play
draft
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verb
1 deal with sth difficult
ADVERB
properly (BrE), seriously
directly (esp. BrE), head-on

The drugs problem has to be tackled head-on.

effectively, successfully
VERB + TACKLE
attempt to, try to
help (to)
fail to

We are failing to tackle the key issues.

PREPOSITION
with

The problem is being tackled with a range of measures.

PHRASES
tackle sb to the floor, tackle sb to the ground (both AmE)
2 in sports
ADVERB
hard

He can run fast and tackle hard.

Tackle is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑firefighter
Tackle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blaze, ↑challenge, ↑corruption, ↑crime, ↑crisis, ↑debt, ↑deficit, ↑disorder, ↑intruder, ↑issue, ↑matter, ↑opponent, ↑pollution, ↑problem, ↑question, ↑racism, ↑shortage, ↑spread, ↑subject, ↑task, ↑topic, ↑truancy, ↑unemployment, ↑vandalism

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  • Tackle — Tac kle (?; sometimes improperly pronounced ?, especially by seamen), n. [OE. takel, akin to LG. & D. takel, Dan. takkel, Sw. tackel; perhaps akin to E. taw, v. t., or to take.] 1. Apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tackle — ● tackle nom masculin (anglais tackle, palan) Agencement du bas d une ligne de pêche. ⇒TACKLE, subst. masc. PÊCHE. Bas d une ligne de pêche constitué par un ensemble de plusieurs hameçons. Il connaissait toutes les empiles, tous les bas de ligne …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tackle — may refer to:*In football: **Tackle (football move), a play in various forms of football **Offensive tackle, a position in American football **Defensive tackle, a position in American football **Dump tackle, forceful move in rugby of picking up… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tackle — UK US /ˈtækl/ verb [T] ► to try to deal with something: »The first thing the new government must do is to tackle inflation. »tackle a crisis/question/problem »I felt that the whole subject was too sensitive to tackle. ► to talk to someone about a …   Financial and business terms

  • tackle — [tak′əl; ] for n. 5, naut. [ tā′kəl] n. [ME takel < MDu, pulley, rope, equipment in general, prob. akin to MLowG tacken, to touch, press, ? akin to TAKE] 1. apparatus; equipment; gear [fishing tackle] 2. a rope and pulley block, or a system of …   English World dictionary

  • tackle — [pr.: tecl] n. (la rugbi) Blocare a adversarului. /cuv. engl. Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004. Sursa: NODEX  TÁCKLE s.n. (Sport) Blocarea adversarului (la rugbi etc.). [pron. tecl. / < engl. tackle] …   Dicționar Român

  • Tackle — bezeichnet: Spielerpositionen im American Football, siehe Offensive Line#Tackle und Defensive Line#Tackle einen Vorgang im American Football und Flag Football, siehe Tackle (American Football) einen ähnlichen Vorgang in den verschiedenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tackle — ac kle n. (Football) 1. An act of tackling[4]; as, brought down by a tackle by a lineman. [PJC] 2. (Football) One of two linemen on a football team, occupying a position between the guard and an end; also, the position played by such a tackle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tackle — [n] equipment for activity accouterment, apparatus, appliance, gear, goods, habiliments, hook, impedimenta, implements, line, machinery, materiel, outfit, paraphernalia, rig, rigging, tools, trappings; concept 496 tackle [v1] make an effort… …   New thesaurus

  • tackle — index attack, endeavor, grapple, occupy (engage), ply, strive, try (attempt) …   Law dictionary

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