Definition of 'tackle'
Video: pronunciation of 'tackle'
Example sentences containing 'tackle'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Social reform and tackling inequality will also play a huge role. The Sun (2016)Write a letter and say you will tackle the problem. The Sun (2017)He suffered face, hand and ankle burns trying to tackle the blaze with a garden hose. The Sun (2016)It's not just the tackle but also the system. The Sun (2017)Five workers also had to leave as around 20 firefighters tackled the lunchtime blaze. The Sun (2016)AT least you have realised you need to tackle your drinking and that you can't manage alone. The Sun (2016)Tackling the productivity challenge is the key to moving Britain forward post-Brexit. The Sun (2016)When I tackled him about it, he laughed. The Sun (2016)The trick I've learnt is to arrive early and scan the menu for something you can tackle with one hand. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We tackled him about what was going on and he told us he had smoked cannabis. The Sun (2006)There has been one substantial attempt at tackling this subject before. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When is the right time to tackle something? Times, Sunday Times (2007)They can be valuable pointers to areas of your life that need tackling. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)Yesterday he tackled the challenge of a foreign cashpoint as the couple strolled together in the sunshine. The Sun (2011)They still played their football but their tackling earned them the right to play it. The Sun (2010)That tackle was also a turning point. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The task was tackled in different ways. Celtic Mythology (1987)Three teams of firefighters tackled the blaze for more than an hour. The Sun (2015)They come in different strengths but one patch is usually meant to tackle cravings for a day. The Sun (2014)Your reluctance to tackle the problem head on may be justified. Why Am I Afraid to Divorce? (1994)You see him sliding into tackles and making blocks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The first six to nine months were all about tackling the steep learning curve of insurance. Times, Sunday Times (2007)People want something done to tackle a problem that is disrupting huge numbers of lives. The Sun (2009)The former minister says that the crisis needs to be tackled with urgency and fresh thinking. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Three big reforms to tackle three big challenges. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is hard to lunge into tackles in international football. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He has been booked just twice in the past two seasons and does not appear ruffled by heavy tackles. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Made some brilliant defensive tackles throughout. The Sun (2009)And quite pleased to have finally tackled Beauty after more than a decade of thinking about it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There will be heavy tackles at Stoke. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'tackle'
In Common Usage. tackle is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'tackle'
British English: tackle /ˈtækl/ NOUN
A tackle is when you try to take the ball away from someone in a game such as football.
...a tackle by the big full-back.
- American English: tackle
- Arabic: مُحَاوَلَةُ أَخْذِ الكُرَةِ مِنَ اللَاعِبِ الَاخِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: placagem
- Chinese: 抢球
- Croatian: pokušaj preuzimanja lopte
- Czech: zastavení útočícího hráče
- Danish: tackling
- Dutch: tackle
- European Spanish: entrada fútbol
- Finnish: taklaus
- French: tacler football
- German: Angriff Sport
- Greek: μαρκάρισμα
- Italian: attrezzatura
- Japanese: タックル
- Korean: 태클
- Norwegian: redskap
- Polish: szarża
- European Portuguese: placagem
- Romanian: blocaj
- Russian: оборудование
- Spanish: entrada acometida
- Swedish: redskap
- Thai: การยื้อยุดหยุดฝ่ายตรงข้ามในการครองลูกฟุตบอลหรือรักบี้
- Turkish: üstesinden gelme
- Ukrainian: перехоплення (спорт.)
- Vietnamese: hành động cản
British English: tackle /ˈtækl/ VERB
If you tackle a difficult task, you start dealing with it in a determined way.
They will need help to tackle the crisis.
- American English: tackle
- Arabic: يُعَالِجُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: enfrentar
- Chinese: 处理
- Croatian: odlučno prionuti poslu
- Czech: vypořádat se s problémem, úkolem
- Danish: tackle
- Dutch: aanpakken
- European Spanish: abordar
- Finnish: tarttua toimeen
- French: s’attaquer à
- German: angehen
- Greek: μαρκάρω
- Italian: affrontare
- Japanese: 取り組む
- Korean: (문제에) 착수하다
- Norwegian: takle
- Polish: szarżować
- European Portuguese: enfrentar
- Romanian: a aborda
- Russian: приниматься
- Spanish: abordar
- Swedish: tackla
- Thai: จัดการ
- Turkish: üstesinden gelmek
- Ukrainian: перехоплювати
- Vietnamese: xử lý
Definition of tackle from the Collins English Dictionary
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.