What does the word grapple mean?

Usage examples for grapple

  1. Her mind had already begun to grapple with the problems suggested by Percy's letter of the morning. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. The province of art and of all thinking and working is to make these truths clear and to grapple with the problems they give rise to. – Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman
  3. He had watched this fearful grapple, motionless and terror- stricken, and now with a child's vision he saw what Gresh meant to do. – A Master's Degree by Margaret Hill McCarter