Definitions for wrangleˈræŋ gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wran•gleˈræŋ gəl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling

  1. (v.i.)to argue or dispute, esp. in a noisy or angry manner.

  2. (v.t.)to argue or dispute.

  3. to tend or round up (cattle, horses, or other livestock).

  4. to obtain, often by badgering or scheming; wangle.

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  5. (n.)a noisy or angry dispute; altercation.

Origin of wrangle:

1350–1400; ME, appar. < LG wrangeln, freq. of wrangen to struggle, make an uproar; akin to wring

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup(noun)

    an angry dispute

    "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"

  2. haggle, haggling, wrangle, wrangling(verb)

    an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

  3. brawl, wrangle(verb)

    to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

    "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"

  4. wrangle(verb)

    herd and care for

    "wrangle horses"


  1. wrangle(Noun)

    An act of wrangling

  2. wrangle(Noun)

    An angry dispute

  3. wrangle(Verb)

    to bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily

  4. wrangle(Verb)

    to herd horses or other livestock

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrangle(verb)

    to argue; to debate; to dispute

  2. Wrangle(verb)

    to dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate

  3. Wrangle(verb)

    to involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil

  4. Wrangle(noun)

    an angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation


  1. Wrangle, Lincolnshire

    Wrangle is a village in the Boston Borough of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 9 miles north-east from the town of Boston. The population of Wrangle civil parish in 2001 was 1,265. Wrangle is one of eighteen parishes which, together with Boston, form the Borough of Boston. The local government has been arranged in this way since the reorganisation of 1 April 1974, which resulted from the Local Government Act 1972. This parish forms part of the Old Leake and Wrangle electoral ward. Hitherto, the parish had formed part of Boston Rural District, in the Parts of Holland. Holland was one of the three divisions of the traditional county of Lincolnshire. Since the Local Government Act of 1888, Holland had been in most respects, a county in itself.

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an angry argument.

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