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What does tackle mean here? "Turkey looks to Iran , Russia to- tackle -Syria crisis"
Oct 24, 2012 7:15 AM
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"Tackle" in this sense means "to make a determined effort to take care of", and often implies a difficult problem which will require a strong effort to handle successfully. Turkey expects Iran and Russia to make a strong, determined effort to take care of the difficult Syrian crisis.
October 24, 2012
I agree with Rebecca, only to add that ''tackle'' is a sporting expression. Watch some rugby to get a proper image in your mind. :)
October 24, 2012
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