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wrangle

wran·gle

wrangle

 
 
pronunciation:
wraeng gl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wrangled, wrangles, wrangling
definition: to quarrel noisily or heatedly.
Fans of the rival teams wrangled in the bar.
similar words:
bicker, brawl, broil, tangle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to quarrel over.
They wrangled the question back and forth.
definition 2: to win or obtain by quarreling.
The employees wrangled a new contract out of management.
definition 3: to force by quarreling (usu. fol. by into).
His business partner wrangled him into submission.
definition 4: in the western United States, to herd or tend (horses or cattle).
The cowboys wrangled the herd.
 
similar words:
herd
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a noisy or heated quarrel.
similar words:
affray, altercation, bicker, brawl, broil, tangle
derivation: wrangler (n.)