Definitions for: Wrangle


[n] an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
[n] an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
[v] to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively; "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street."
[v] herd and care for; "wrangle horses"



Webster (1913) Definition: Wran"gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wrangled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Wrangling.] [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See Wrong,
Wring.]
1. To argue; to debate; to dispute. [Obs.]

2. To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to
brawl; to altercate. ``In spite of occasional
wranglings.'' --Macaulay.

For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle. --Shak.

He did not know what it was to wrangle on
indifferent points. --Addison.


Wran"gle, v. t.
To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil. [R.] --Bp.
Sanderson.


Wran"gle, n.
An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an
altercation.

Syn: Altercation; bickering; brawl; jar; jangle; contest;
controversy. See Altercation.

Synonyms: brawl, dustup, haggle, haggling, quarrel, row, run-in, words, wrangling

See Also: affray, altercate, altercation, argufy, bargaining, bicker, bickering, bust-up, conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, dispute, fracas, fuss, herd, quarrel, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff

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