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tackle

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The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything
Theodore Roosevelt
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Noun

Singular
tackle

Plural
s

tackle (s)
  1. (sports, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A play where a player attempts to take control over the ball from an opponent, as in rugby or football.
  2. (American football, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A play where a defender brings the ball carrier to the ground.
  3. (countable) Any instance in which one person forces another to the ground.
  4. (slang) Penis.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Equipment (rod, reel, line, lure, etc.) used when angling.
  6. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) By extension, any piece of equipment, particularly gadgetry.
    • 2004 June 24–30, "Jeff Gordon Never Gets Tired Of Seeing Face On Cheap Plastic Crap", The Onion, available in Embedded in America, ISBN 1400054567, page 193,
      ... an illuminated license-plate frame bearing his likeness, signature, and yellow number 24. "That there's a real nice piece of tackle. ..."
  7. (American football, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The offensive positions between each guard and end, offensive tackle.
  8. (American football, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person playing that position.
  9. (American football, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The defensive positions between two ends, defensive tackle.
  10. (American football, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person playing that position.
  11. (nautical) A system of ropes and blocks used to increase the force applied to the free end of the rope.
  12. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A pokemon attack.

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Verb

Infinitive
to tackle

Third person singular
tackles

Simple past
tackled

Past participle
-

Present participle
tackling

to tackle (third-person singular simple present tackles, present participle tackling, simple past and past participle tackled)
  1. to face or deal with attempting to overcome or fight down
    The government's measures to tackle crime were insufficient.
  2. (sports) to attempt to take away a ball
  3. (American football) to bring a ball carrier to the ground

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