tackle

tackle
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pulley; gear, equipment, apparatus, instruments; luggage. —v. t. grasp, grapple with; seize; address, attach; attempt, try, undertake. See undertaking, provision.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Equipment]
Syn. rigging, ropes and pulleys, apparatus; see equipment .
2. [A contrivance having mechanical advantage]
Syn. pulleys, block-and-tackle, mechanical purchase, differential tackle, differential*, movable pulley; see also pulley .
3. [In football, an attempt to down a ball-carrier]
Syn. flying tackle, low tackle, shoulder tackle, running tackle, sack, plunge, lunge, shoestring tackle*; see also block 5 .
4. [In football, one who plays between end and guard]
Syn. linesman, right tackle, left tackle, block-and-tackle man*; see football player .
5. [In fishing, equipment]
Syn. gear, sporting goods, fishing paraphernalia; see equipment , net , rod 2 .
Fishing tackle includes: hook, line, fly, rod, casting rod, reel, casting reel, cut bait, live bait, minnow, grasshopper, fish eggs, salmon eggs, worm, lure, spinner, seine, fish net, landing net, pole, gaff, float, bobber, cork, sinker, creel, tackle box, fly-typing materials, swivels, shot, deep-sea tackle, leader, number four hook, number six hook, number eight hook, number ten hook, cod hook, bass hook, pike hook, stringer, fish sack, basket, trotline. v.
1. [*To undertake]
Syn. launch, embark on, work on, set about, take up in earnest, turn one's hand to, begin, turn to, plunge into, devote oneself to, make an attempt, put one's shoulder to the wheel*, dig in*, start the ball rolling*, square off*, get going*; see also try 1 , undertake .
Ant. avoid*, hesitate, delay.
2. [In football, to endeavor to down an opponent]
Syn. grapple, seize, throw down, catch, grab, down, throw, throw for a loss, sack, upset, bring to the ground, stop, nail*, smear*, haul to earth*, take*, put the freeze on*.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
gear, apparatus, equipment, outfit, riggings, paraphernalia, implements, trappings, rope and pulley.
II
v.
1. throw down knock down, sack, drop, down, seize, pounce on, grab, intercept, *collar, wrestle to the ground.
2. undertake take on, *take a shot at, endeavor, work at, *take a crack at, attack, deal with, try, set about, *give it the old college try.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun Things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose: accouterment (often used in plural), apparatus, equipment, gear, material (used in plural), materiel, outfit, paraphernalia, rig, thing (used in plural), turnout. See MEANS. II verb 1. To take upon oneself: assume, incur, shoulder, take on, take over, undertake. See ACCEPT. 2. To start work on vigorously: attack, go at, sail in, wade in (or into). Idiom: hop to it. See WORK.

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