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Definition of "wrangle" []

  • To quarrel noisily or angrily; bicker. See Synonyms at argue. (verb-intransitive)
  • To win or obtain by argument. (verb-transitive)
  • To herd (horses or other livestock). (verb-transitive)
  • The act of wrangling. (noun)
  • An angry, noisy argument or dispute. (noun)
  • To argue, esp noisily or angrily (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To encourage, persuade, or obtain by argument (verb)
  • To herd (cattle or horses) (verb)
  • A noisy or angry argument (noun)

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Use "wrangle" in a sentence
  • "Today, I went to the Hartford pet expo to help my mom and thecoughlin wrangle briards."
  • "Besides, 'you see it on Animal Planet,' said Kemp, who watched the late Steve Irwin wrangle such beasts on the 'Crocodile Hunter.'"
  • "But, as pointed out in a recent Maclean's article, Canada's constitutional wrangle is just as bad as it sounds."