The convoluted and often chaotic tangle of the taxi system was an attractive project to tackle.
tackle football is on a very short list of things my children are absolutely forbidden from doing.
He uses physics to explain the best way to hold a tennis racket or tackle a running back.
But there was still a paper to get out in Washington, and I went there late in the afternoon to tackle the dismal job.
It was inspiration enough to help us tackle the usually dreaded summer to fall wardrobe transition.
tackle and Lure—The albacore will take almost any lure from a sardine to a white rag.
They were quick enough in putting these to; yet how they managed it with their tackle, I know not.
He had broken the creams to harness, and always drove them, for the Old Man found them more than he cared to tackle.
Well, you wait and see how I'll tackle these this very evening.
The world seemed suddenly quite good,—the simplest, easiest of objects to tackle.
mid-13c., "apparatus, gear," from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German takel "the rigging of a ship," perhaps related to Middle Dutch taken "grasp, seize" (see take (v.)), or perhaps from root of tack (n.1). Meaning "apparatus for fishing" is recorded from late 14c. The noun meaning "act of tackling" in the sporting sense is recorded from 1876 (see tackle (v.)); as the name of a position in North American football, it is recorded from 1884.
mid-14c., "entangle, involve," from tackle (n.). Sense of "to furnish (a ship) with tackles" is from c.1400; meaning "to harness a horse" is recorded from 1714. The meaning "lay hold of, come to grips with, attack" is attested from 1828, described by Webster that year as "a common popular use of the word in New England, though not elegant;" figurative sense of "try to deal with" (a task or problem) is from 1840. The verb in the sporting sense first recorded 1867. Related: Tackled; tackling.