Tackle

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Definition

to tackle (a player): to challenge, to confront; to block, to stop (a player in a sport)
verb
The rugby player was tackled to the ground so violently that when he fell you could hear the crunch of breaking bones.

to tackle (a problem): to deal with, to solve (a problem)
verb
She's trying to tackle too many problems at the same time: she can't resolve them all.

Examples

  • "In an attempt to tackle the obesity epidemic, the British government today announced a new labelling system to be used on food."
  • "Unfortunately, as the result of a vicious tackle in his weekly football match, Grandfather scratched his shin."

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