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.
Primary Meanings of grapple
come to terms with
a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
v come to terms with
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manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
try to manage without help
be able to manage or manage successfully
rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by
manage one's existence barely
cope with, match, meet
satisfy or fulfill