wran|gle

wran|gle
wran|gle «RANG guhl», verb, -gled, -gling, noun.
–intransitive verb.
1. to argue or dispute in a noisy or angry way; quarrel: »

The children wrangled about who should sit in the front seat of the car.

SYNONYM(S): squabble, brawl.
2. (formerly) to dispute or discuss publicly, as at a university for or against a thesis.
–transitive verb.
1. to argue.
2. Western U.S. and Canada. to herd or tend (horses or cattle) on the range.
3. to handle or train animals: »

The filmmakers needed someone who could wrangle squirrels.

4. to manage a situation or solve a problem using skill and finesse; wangle.
–noun.
a noisy dispute; angry quarrel.
[perhaps < Low German wrangeln. See related etym. at wring. (Cf.wring)]

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  • wrangle — wran•gle [[t]ˈræŋ gəl[/t]] v. gled, gling, n. 1) to argue or dispute, esp. in a noisy or angry manner 2) to argue or dispute 3) to tend or round up (cattle, horses, or other livestock) 4) cvb to obtain, often by badgering or scheming; wangle 5) a …   From formal English to slang

  • Wrangle — Wran gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wrangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrangling}.] [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See {Wrong}, {Wring}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To argue; to debate; to dispute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrangle — Wran gle, v. t. To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil. [R.] Bp. Sanderson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrangle — Wran gle, n. An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation. [1913 Webster] Syn: Altercation; bickering; brawl; jar; jangle; contest; controversy. See {Altercation}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrangled — Wrangle Wran gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wrangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrangling}.] [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See {Wrong}, {Wring}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To argue; to debate; to dispute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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