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Meaning of WRANGLE

Pronunciation:  'ranggul

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

WRANGLE is a 7 letter word that starts with W.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wran"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wrangled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Wrangling}.] [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See {Wrong},
    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.
  2. \Wran"gle\, v. t.
    To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil. [R.] --Bp.
  3. \Wran"gle\, n.
    An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an
    Syn: Altercation; bickering; brawl; jar; jangle; contest;
         controversy. See {Altercation}.