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"The kids tackle their father when they have fun."

What does 'tackle' mean in the sentence?

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Hi,

"The kids tackle their father when they have fun."

What does 'tackle' mean in the sentence?

'To tackle something' can mean to grab them suddenly and physically. If these kids are small, they might do that in a playful way.

It can also mean 'to suddenly start to discuss a contentious issue with someone'. Thus, it might mean that the kids like to argue with their father.

A little more context would help to clarify the meaning in this case.

Clive
Thank you ,Clive. I think your firist explanation might be the right answer to the case.
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grab and perhaps throw to ground
When the players are pulled to the ground in rugby, this is called a "tackle". There is a specific way this must be done, the "rugby tackle".
Players are also tackled in American Football.
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Tackle means to attack, sort of playfully and not with an intent to kill, or damage badly. It's often used in football when a player tries to get the ball, he does it aggressively but not to kill. In the sentence it means that out of happiness the kids jumped on their dad, sort of like wrestling except not as aggressive, in a hugging and playful way of attack. Emotion: smile
AnonymousWhat does 'tackle' mean in the sentence?
Something a little less violent than these, but the same sort of thing.

CJ

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