tackle verb

1 deal with sth difficult

ADV. properly, seriously | directly, head-on The drugs problem has to be tackled head-on. | effectively, successfully

VERB + TACKLE attempt to, try to | help (to) | fail to failing to tackle the key issues

PREP. with The problem is being tackled with a range of measures.

PHRASES a way of tackling sth

2 in sport

ADV. hard He can run fast and tackle hard.