from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To quarrel noisily or angrily. synonym: argue.
- intransitive verb To grasp and maneuver something.
- intransitive verb To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle.
- intransitive verb To win or obtain by argument.
- intransitive verb To manage or herd (horses or cattle).
- intransitive verb To manage or control (something, especially an animal), as on a movie set.
- intransitive verb To grasp and maneuver (something); wrestle.
- noun The act of wrangling.
- noun An angry, noisy argument or dispute.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel.
- noun Synonyms Squabble, Altercation, etc. (see
- 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
- To contest or dispute, especially in the usually brawling manner of the schools.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb obsolete To argue; to debate; to dispute.
- intransitive verb To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate.
- transitive verb rare To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.
- noun An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb intransitive to
bicker, or quarrel angrilyand noisily
- verb transitive to
herd horsesor other livestock
- noun An act of
- noun An
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
- verb herd and care for
- noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
- noun an angry dispute
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English wranglen, of Middle Low German origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots. V., tr., sense 2, back-formation from wrangler, cowhand in charge of horses, horse herder.]
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