American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To quarrel noisily or angrily; bicker. See Synonyms at argue.
- v. To win or obtain by argument.
- v. To herd (horses or other livestock).
- n. The act of wrangling.
- n. An angry, noisy argument or dispute.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dispute; argue noisily or in a quarrelsome manner; brawl; altercate.
- To engage in discussion and disputation; argue, debate; hence, formerly, in some universities, to dispute publicly; defend or oppose a thesis by argument.
- Synonyms To bicker, spar, jangle. See quarrel, n.
- To contest or dispute, especially in the usually brawling manner of the schools.
- n. An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel.
- n. Synonyms Squabble, Altercation, etc. (see quarrel), controversy.
- v. intransitive to bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily
- v. transitive to herd horses or other livestock
- n. An act of wrangling
- n. An angry dispute
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To argue; to debate; to dispute.
- v. To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate.
- v. rare To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.
- n. An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation.
- v. to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
- v. herd and care for
- n. an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
- n. an angry dispute
- Middle English wranglen, of Middle Low German origin; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Besides, 'you see it on Animal Planet,' said Kemp, who watched the late Steve Irwin wrangle such beasts on the 'Crocodile Hunter.”
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“A hearing is scheduled for April 25 and this arcane legal wrangle, which is still unresolved, may have the perverse effect of delaying the execution.”
“The wrangle was a long one, but the argument of the fist eventually brought it to a close, and Maggie was obliged again to shut herself into her room.”
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“Baldilocks has never tried to "wrangle" me, unless posts like this are supposed to relate to me.”
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