Wrangle meaning

rănggəl
To grasp and maneuver (something); wrestle.
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To wrangle is to get something using persuasion, to manage animals on a ranch, or to loudly argue about something.

An example of wrangle is to get your parents to give you $20 when they only agreed to give you $5.

An example of wrangle is to get all the horses from the field into the barn.

An example of wrangle is to fight with a relative about inheritance.

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To quarrel noisily or angrily.
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An angry, noisy argument or dispute.
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To quarrel angrily and noisily.
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To argue; dispute.
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To argue (a person) into or out of something.
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An angry, noisy dispute or quarrel.
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To herd (livestock, esp. saddle horses)
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(intransitive) To bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily.
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To herd horses or other livestock.
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To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.

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An act of wrangling.
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To win or obtain by argument.

Wrangle a free ticket to a show.

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The act of wrangling.
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Origin of wrangle

  • Middle English wranglen of Middle Low German origin wer-2 in Indo-European roots V., tr., sense 2, back-formation from wrangler cowhand in charge of horses, horse herder

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition