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wran·gle

 (răng′gəl)
v. wran·gled, wran·gling, wran·gles
v.intr.
1. To quarrel noisily or angrily. See Synonyms at argue.
2.
a. To grasp and maneuver something.
b. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle: "In the lab ... students wrangle with the nature of discovery" (Laura Pappano).
v.tr.
1. To win or obtain by argument: wrangle a free ticket to a show.
2.
a. To manage or herd (horses or cattle).
b. To manage or control (something, especially an animal), as on a movie set: wrangled the snakes that were used in the horror movie.
3. To grasp and maneuver (something); wrestle: "the especially agile ironworkers whose task was to snatch steel from the sky as it came sailing in on the boom of the derrick, then wrangle it into the building's frame" (Jim Rasenberger).
n.
1. The act of wrangling.
2. An angry, noisy argument or dispute.

[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.]

wrang′ler n.

wrangle

(ˈræŋɡəl)
vb
1. (intr) to argue, esp noisily or angrily
2. (tr) to encourage, persuade, or obtain by argument
3. (Agriculture) (tr) Western US and Canadian to herd (cattle or horses)
n
a noisy or angry argument
[C14: from Low German wrangeln; related to Norwegian vrangla]

wran•gle

(ˈræŋ gəl)

v. -gled, -gling,
n. v.i.
1. to argue or dispute, esp. in a noisy or angry manner.
v.t.
2. to argue or dispute.
3. to tend or round up (cattle, horses, or other livestock).
4. to obtain, often by badgering or scheming; wangle.
n.
5. a noisy or angry dispute; altercation.
[1350–1400; Middle English, appar. < Low German wrangeln, frequentative of wrangen to struggle, make an uproar; akin to wring]

wrangle

- To wrangle can mean "to scream with passion."
See also related terms for passion.

Wrangle

 a noisy quarrel; a jangle.
Examples: wrangle of bells, 1873; of philosophers—Lipton, 1970; of the stages, 1839.

wrangle


Past participle: wrangled
Gerund: wrangling

Imperative
wrangle
wrangle
Present
I wrangle
you wrangle
he/she/it wrangles
we wrangle
you wrangle
they wrangle
Preterite
I wrangled
you wrangled
he/she/it wrangled
we wrangled
you wrangled
they wrangled
Present Continuous
I am wrangling
you are wrangling
he/she/it is wrangling
we are wrangling
you are wrangling
they are wrangling
Present Perfect
I have wrangled
you have wrangled
he/she/it has wrangled
we have wrangled
you have wrangled
they have wrangled
Past Continuous
I was wrangling
you were wrangling
he/she/it was wrangling
we were wrangling
you were wrangling
they were wrangling
Past Perfect
I had wrangled
you had wrangled
he/she/it had wrangled
we had wrangled
you had wrangled
they had wrangled
Future
I will wrangle
you will wrangle
he/she/it will wrangle
we will wrangle
you will wrangle
they will wrangle
Future Perfect
I will have wrangled
you will have wrangled
he/she/it will have wrangled
we will have wrangled
you will have wrangled
they will have wrangled
Future Continuous
I will be wrangling
you will be wrangling
he/she/it will be wrangling
we will be wrangling
you will be wrangling
they will be wrangling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wrangling
you have been wrangling
he/she/it has been wrangling
we have been wrangling
you have been wrangling
they have been wrangling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wrangling
you will have been wrangling
he/she/it will have been wrangling
we will have been wrangling
you will have been wrangling
they will have been wrangling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wrangling
you had been wrangling
he/she/it had been wrangling
we had been wrangling
you had been wrangling
they had been wrangling
Conditional
I would wrangle
you would wrangle
he/she/it would wrangle
we would wrangle
you would wrangle
they would wrangle
Past Conditional
I would have wrangled
you would have wrangled
he/she/it would have wrangled
we would have wrangled
you would have wrangled
they would have wrangled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrangle - an angry disputewrangle - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
difference of opinion, dispute, difference, conflict - a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
affray, altercation, fracas - noisy quarrel
pettifoggery, spat, squabble, tiff, bicker, bickering, fuss - a quarrel about petty points
bust-up - a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)
2.wrangle - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)wrangle - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
Verb1.wrangle - to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively; "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"
altercate, argufy, quarrel, scrap, dispute - have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
2.wrangle - herd and care for; "wrangle horses"
herd - keep, move, or drive animals; "Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?"

wrangle

verb
1. argue, fight, row, dispute, scrap, disagree, fall out (informal), contend, quarrel, brawl, squabble, spar, bicker, have words, altercate The two parties are still wrangling over the timing of the election.
noun
1. argument, row, clash, dispute, contest, set-to (informal), controversy, falling-out (informal), quarrel, brawl, barney (informal), squabble, bickering, tiff, altercation, slanging match (Brit.), turf war (informal), angry exchange, argy-bargy (Brit. informal), bagarre (French) He was involved in a legal wrangle with the Health Secretary.

wrangle

verb
1. To quarrel noisily:
noun
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
Translations
مُشاجَرَه، مُشاحَنَه، نِزاعيَتَشاجَر، يَتَخاصَم مَع
mundhuggerimundhugges
pörlekedés
deila, rífastdeila, rifrildi
ķīvētiesķīviņšstrīdētiesstrīds
špriepka

wrangle

[ˈræŋgl]
A. Nriña f, disputa f, pleito m (esp LAm)
legal wrangledisputa f legal
B. VI to wrangle (about or over sth)reñir or pelear (por or sobre algo)

wrangle

[ˈræŋgəl]
nbataille f
He was involved in a legal wrangle with his cousin → Il s'est trouvé impliqué dans une bataille juridique qui l'opposait à son cousin.
vise disputer
to wrangle with sb over sth → se battre contre qn au sujet de qch

wrangle

nGerangel nt no pl, → Hin und Her nt no pl
vistreiten, rangeln (about um); (in bargaining) → feilschen

wrangle

[ˈræŋgl]
1. nlitigio, alterco
2. vi to wrangle (about or over)litigare (su)

wrangle

(ˈrӕŋgl) verb
to quarrel or argue angrily.
noun
an angry argument.
References in classic literature ?
We wrangled over a good many ante-mortem outburts, but I finally got him to cut his obituary down to this, which he copied into his memorandum-book, purposing to get it by heart:
But his attention wandered; and his eyes strayed away, from time to time, to the empty chair opposite -- the chair in which his old friend and gossip had sat and wrangled with him good-humoredly for many and many a year past.
No other sounds were heard save the voices of the menials who stripped the galleries of their cushions and tapestry, in order to put them in safety for the night, and wrangled among themselves for the half-used bottles of wine and relics of the refreshment which had been served round to the spectators.
Harvey, Dan, and the others stood back, winking one to the other and full of joy; but Disko and Salters wrangled seriously till evening, Salters arguing that a cattle-boat was practically a barn on blue water, and Disko insisting that, even if this were the case, decency and fisher-pride demanded that he should have kept "things sep'rate.
They were tired, and under the guise of unselfishness they wrangled.