AskDefine | Define wrangling

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Wrangle \Wran"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wrangled; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrangling.] [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See Wrong, Wring.] [1913 Webster]
To argue; to debate; to dispute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate. "In spite of occasional wranglings." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He did not know what it was to wrangle on indifferent points. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wrangling n : an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) [syn: haggle, haggling, wrangle]




  1. present participle of wrangle
Wrangle or similar can mean:-
  • Wrangle, Lincolnshire, a village in Lincolnshire, England.
  • As an intransitive verb, to bicker, or argue angrily and noisily.
  • As a transitive verb, to herd horses or other livestock.

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