When you wrestle with something — literally or figuratively — you grapple with it, or try to overcome it.
If you trace the word grapple back to its French roots, you’ll discover that the word originally referred to “a grape hook,” a pronged tool used to harvest grapes. If you think about how awkward it would be to harvest grapes, with the individual grapes ready to scatter everywhere, it makes sense that grapple eventually evolved to include a verb form used to describe struggling with something unruly. You might grapple with a budget shortfall, grapple for answers, grapple with a wrestling opponent, or grapple with a new technology.
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extemporize, improvisemanage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
fendtry to manage without help
cut, hackbe able to manage or manage successfully
rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze bymanage one’s existence barely
cope with, match, meetsatisfy or fulfill
grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam