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tackle

Sports medicine
1. A maneuver in football and rugby in which a player on team A brings down another player, ideally on the opposite team, who is carrying the ball.
2. The equipment used in certain sports–eg, fishing.
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Thirty-eight yards later, Page was tackled, a personal foul was tacked on, and UCLA had a first down at California's 10-yard line.
against Planned Parenthood and a security guard on behalf of a pro-life college student who said he was tackled and injured when attempting to exercise his free speech rights outside an abortion clinic in 2004.
In an exhibition game, Tennessee receiver Tyrone Calico suffered a season-ending knee injury when he was tackled by Williams.