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v. wran·gled, wran·gling, wran·gles
1. To quarrel noisily or angrily. See Synonyms at argue.
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).
1. To win or obtain by argument: wrangle a free ticket to a show.
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).
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.
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dispute and argument
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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
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[ˈræŋglɪŋ] Nriña f, discusión f
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References in classic literature ?
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!
They hired other stupid ones to do the wrangling and snarling for them.
A red-haired, swine-jowled, snub-nosed, crooked lout, he is for ever wrangling with Theresa, until the pair nearly come to blows.
I was tired of this wrangling. I told him I made allowances for the state of excitement he was in."
What Fyne precisely meant by "wrangling" I don't know, but I had no doubt that these two had "wrangled" to a profoundly disturbing extent.
But that fine forgetfulness was surely impossible to Anthony the seaman directly after the wrangling interview with Fyne the emissary of an order of things which stops at the edge of the sea.
Some of the very peasants who had been most active in wrangling with him over the hay, some whom he had treated with contumely, and who had tried to cheat him, those very peasants had greeted him goodhumoredly, and evidently had not, were incapable of having any feeling of rancor against him, any regret, any recollection even of having tried to deceive him.
In his letter to Mr Mudavadi on May 6, Mr Osotsi had indicated his willingness to end wrangling in the party.
In a statement issued by the group's secretary, Mr Sulaimon Ramon, the group, Reformers noted that the party lost the election due to the imposition of candidates, lack of internal democracy, internal wrangling and high-handedness of the governor.
Summary: Lebanon's sovereign dollar bonds rallied Thursday on news the country's leaders had agreed to form a government after nine months of wrangling over Cabinet portfolios in the heavily indebted state.
Health CS Sicily Kariuki has urged elected leaders in Nyandarua to focus on service and stop wrangling.
Baghdad, Iraq (NINA) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the head of the National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim stressed the need to stay away from the language of political wrangling in the electoral competition.