Grapple with (something) – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To grapple with something is to try very hard to deal with or understand a difficult subject or problem.

Examples of use:

1. I’ve been grappling with English phrasal verbs all day.

2. Our town council often grapples with the problem of graffiti on public buildings.

3. News headline (IndiaTimes.com): G8 leaders grapple with euro crisis.

4. News headline (Reuters.com): NATO ministers to grapple with Afghan troubles.

5. Article headline (Mashable.com): BBC, SKY News and CNN grapple with Twitter rules.

infinitive
grapple with
present simple
grapple with and grapples with
-ing form
grappling with
past simple
grappled with
past participle
grappled with

Do you grapple with English phrasal verbs?

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