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{adj: can-do} marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done
"a can-do kind of person"
"the city's indomitable optimism and can-do spirit"

{adj: offside, offsides} illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck
"the touchdown was nullified because the left tackle was offside"
<-> onside

{adv: boldly, with boldness} in a bold manner
"we must tackle these tasks boldly"

{adv: lickety split, lickety cut} without delay
"she tackled the job lickety-split"

{adv: sublimely} completely; in a lofty and exalted manner
"awaking in me, sublimely unconscious, interest and energy for tackling these tasks"

{n: Greco-Roman wrestling} a style of wrestling where the wrestlers are forbidden to tackle or trip or use holds below the waist

{n: anchor, ground tackle} a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

{n: block and tackle} pulley blocks with associated rope or cable

{n: cat's-paw} a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked

{n: crane} lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis

{n: derrick} a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom

{n: fair catch} (American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled

{n: fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig} gear used in fishing

{n: flare pass, flare} a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines
"he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"

{n: lateral thinking} a heuristic for solving problems; you try to look at the problem from many angles instead of tackling it head-on

{n: rigging, tackle} gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

{n: safety} a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line

{n: scrimmage line, line of scrimmage} line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football
"the runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage"

{n: tackler} a football player who tackles the ball carrier

{n: tackle} (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground

{n: tackle} a position on the line of scrimmage
"it takes a big man to play tackle"

{n: tackle} the person who plays that position on a football team
"the right tackle is a straight A student"

{n: tight end} (football) an offensive end who lines up close to the tackle

{n: touch football} a version of American football in which the ball carrier is touched rather than tackled

{v: bowse, bouse} haul with a tackle

{v: ground} throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

{v: harness, tackle} put a harness
"harness the horse"
<-> unharness

{v: rack} seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block

{v: tackle} seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball

{v: undertake, tackle, take on} accept as a challenge
"I'll tackle this difficult task"


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