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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.

wrangling

(ˈræŋɡlɪŋ)
n
dispute and argument
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrangling - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)wrangling - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
Translations

wrangling

[ˈræŋglɪŋ] Nriña f, discusión f
References in classic literature ?
We have a few moments to spare; let us not waste them in talk like wrangling women.
Twice every day for three days this was repeated; but on the fourth morning a confused wrangling, and then a scuffling was heard, as the customary summons was delivered; and suddenly four men burst up from the forecastle, saying they were ready to turn to.
How can you bear to stay here wrangling with these fellows?
And in this way, talking and wrangling and splashing through the rivers, they made their first march to a sort of receiving camp for the new elephants.
A red-haired, swine-jowled, snub-nosed, crooked lout, he is for ever wrangling with Theresa, until the pair nearly come to blows.
It will be intolerable," said he, "if you two fall to wrangling and setting heaven in an uproar about a pack of mortals.
Yet the ear, it fully knows, By the twanging And the clanging, How the danger ebbs and flows; Yet, the ear distinctly tells, In the jangling And the wrangling, How the danger sinks and swells, By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells - Of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - In the clamour and the clangour of the bells!
To avoid their wrangling I moved some little way apart, and was seated smoking upon the trunk of a fallen tree, when Lord John strolled over in my direction.
Ambrose would have suggested Defoe, Maupassant, or some spacious chronicle of family life, Rachel chose modern books, books in shiny yellow covers, books with a great deal of gilding on the back, which were tokens in her aunt's eyes of harsh wrangling and disputes about facts which had no such importance as the moderns claimed for them.
Some one should take command of this boat," spoke up Jane Porter, thoroughly disgusted with the disgraceful wrangling that had marked the very opening of a forced companionship that might last for many days.
The dogs stopped wrangling with one another, and looked on wistfully.
To their ears came the sounds of dogs wrangling and scuffling, the guttural cries of men, the sharper voices of scolding women, and once the shrill and plaintive cry of a child.