Wrangle

  • 1 Wrangle — Wran gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wrangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrangling}.] [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See {Wrong}, {Wring}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To argue; to debate; to dispute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Wrangle — or similar can mean: *Wrangle, Lincolnshire, a village in Lincolnshire, England. *As an intransitive verb, to bicker, or argue angrily and noisily. *As a transitive verb, to herd horses or other livestock.ee also*Wrangler *Wrangel *Rangel *In… …

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  • 3 wrangle — vb quarrel, altercate, squabble, bicker, spat, tiff (see under QUARREL n) Analogous words: argue, dispute, debate (see DISCUSS): fight, *contend Contrasted words: *agree, concur, coincide wrangle n *quarrel, altercation, squabble, bickering, spat …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 wrangle — [n] fight, argument altercation, battle royal*, bickering, blow off*, blowup*, brannigan*, brawl, brouhaha*, clash, contest, controversy, disagreement, dispute, exchange, falling out*, flap*, fracas, hassle, knock down drag out*, quarrel, row,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 wrangle — ► NOUN ▪ a long and complicated dispute or argument. ► VERB 1) engage in a wrangle. 2) N. Amer. round up or take charge of (livestock). DERIVATIVES wrangler noun. ORIGIN perhaps related to Low German wrangen to struggle …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Wrangle — Wran gle, v. t. To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil. [R.] Bp. Sanderson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Wrangle — Wran gle, n. An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation. [1913 Webster] Syn: Altercation; bickering; brawl; jar; jangle; contest; controversy. See {Altercation}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 wrangle — index altercation, argument (contention), belligerency, bicker, brawl (noun), brawl (verb), challenge …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 wrangle — (v.) late 14c., from Low Ger. wrangeln to dispute, to wrestle, related to M.L.G. wringen, from P.Gmc. *wrang , from PIE *wrengh , nasalized variant of *wergh to turn (see WRING (Cf. wring)). Related: Wrangled; wrangling. The noun is recorded from …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 wrangle — wrangle1 [raŋ′gəl] vi. wrangled, wrangling [ME wranglen, freq. of wringen: see WRING] 1. to quarrel angrily and noisily 2. to argue; dispute vt. to argue (a person) into or out of something n. an angry, noisy dispute or quarrel …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 wrangle — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter ▪ lengthy, long running ▪ legal, planning (BrE) ▪ a lengthy planning wrangle over the height of the building …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 Wrangle — This unusual and intriguing name is of either Anglo Saxon or Old Scandinavian origin, and is a locational surname deriving from the village of Wrangle, situated near Boston in Lincolnshire. The place is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as… …

    Surnames reference

  • 13 wrangle — wran|gle1 [ˈræŋgəl] n a long and complicated argument wrangle over ▪ a bitter wrangle over copyright wrangle with ▪ He was involved in a long legal wrangle with his employers. wrangle 2 wrangle2 v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Low German …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 wrangle — v. 1) to wrangle constantly, incessantly 2) (D; intr.) to wrangle about, over; with * * * [ ræŋg(ə)l] constant incessant wrangle incessantly over with wrangling n (D; intr.) to wrangle about to wrangle constantly …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 wrangle — I UK [ˈræŋɡ(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms wrangle : present tense I/you/we/they wrangle he/she/it wrangles present participle wrangling past tense wrangled past participle wrangled to argue about something for a long time, especially… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 wrangle — [[t]ræ̱ŋg(ə)l[/t]] wrangles, wrangling, wrangled V RECIP If you say that someone is wrangling with someone over a question or issue, you mean that they have been arguing angrily for quite a long time about it. [pl n V over n] The two sides have… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 wrangle — 1 noun (C) a long and complicated argument: a damaging legal wrangle | a bitter wrangle over imports 2 verb 1 (I) to argue with someone angrily for a long time 2 (T) AmE informal to gather together cows or horses from a large area …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 wrangle — [c]/ˈræŋgəl / (say rangguhl) verb (wrangled, wrangling) –verb (i) 1. to argue or dispute, especially in a noisy or angry manner. 2. to engage in argument, debate, or disputation. –verb (t) 3. to influence, persuade, or otherwise affect by arguing …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 wrangle — Synonyms and related words: altercate, altercation, argue, argufy, argument, bandy words, bicker, bicker over, bickering, blood feud, brawl, broil, cage, caterwaul, cavil, choplogic, contend, contend about, contention, contest, controversy,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 wrangle — wran|gle1 [ ræŋgl ] verb intransitive to argue about something for a long time, especially in an angry and unpleasant way: The government is wrangling with various groups demanding compensation. ╾ wran|gling noun uncount wrangle wran|gle 2 [… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English