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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun wrangle has 2 senses

Verb wrangle has 2 senses


wranglev. i. [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See Wrong, Wring.].
  •  To argue; to debate; to dispute.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate.  Macaulay.  [1913 Webster]
    "For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle."  [1913 Webster]
    "He did not know what it was to wrangle on indifferent points."  [1913 Webster]
wranglev. t. 
     To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.  Bp. Sanderson.  [1913 Webster]
     An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Altercation; bickering; brawl; jar; jangle; contest; controversy. See Altercation.


wrangle, n. & v.
--n. a noisy argument, altercation, or dispute.
1 intr. engage in a wrangle.
2 tr. US herd (cattle).

ME, prob. f. LG or Du.: cf. LG wrangelen, frequent. of wrangen to struggle, rel. to WRING



altercate, altercation, argue, argufy, argument, bandy words, bicker, bicker over, bickering, blood feud, brawl, broil, cage, caterwaul, cavil, choplogic, contend, contend about, contention, contest, controversy, corral, cross swords, cut and thrust, differ, discept, dispute, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, drive, drove, embroilment, fall out, feud, fight, fight over, flite, fliting, fracas, fuss, give and take, goad, hassle, have it out, have words, herd, imbroglio, join issue, lash, lock horns, logomachize, logomachy, moot, open quarrel, pettifog, plead, polemic, polemicize, polemize, prick, punch cattle, quarrel, quarrel over, quibble, ride herd on, round up, row, sharp words, shepherd, slanging match, snarl, spar, spat, spur, squabble, squabble over, strife, take issue with, take sides, thrash out, tiff, try conclusions, tussle, vendetta, whip, words, wrangle over




N disagreement, discord, discordance, dissonance, dissidence, discrepancy, unconformity, incongruity, incongruence, discongruity, mesalliance, jarring, dissension, conflict, bickering, clashing, misunderstanding, wrangle, disparity, mismatch, disproportion, dissimilitude, inequality, disproportionateness, variance, divergence, repugnance, unfitness, inaptitude, impropriety, inapplicability, inconsistency, inconcinnity, irrelevancy, misjoining, misjoinder, syncretism, intrusion, interference, concordia discors, fish out of water, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, at variance, at war, hostile, antagonistic, repugnant, incompatible, irreconcilable, inconsistent with, unconformable, exceptional, intrusive, incongruous, disproportionate, disproportionated, inharmonious, unharmonious, inconsonant, unconsonant, divergent, repugnant to, inapt, unapt, inappropriate, improper, unsuited, unsuitable, inapplicable, not to the point, unfit, unfitting, unbefitting, unbecoming, illtimed, unseasonable, mal a propos, inadmissible, inapposite, uncongenial, ill-assorted, ill-sorted, mismatched, misjoined, misplaced, misclassified, unaccommodating, irreducible, incommensurable, uncommensurable, unsympathetic, out of character, out of keeping, out of proportion, out of joint, out of tune, out of place, out of season, out of its element, at odds with, at variance with, in defiance, in contempt, in spite of, discordantly, a tort et a travers, asinus ad lyram.


VB be discordant, disagree, come amiss, clash, jar, jostle, pull different ways, conflict, have no measures with, misunderstand one another, live like cat and dog, differ, dissent, have a bone to pick, have a crow to pluck with, fall out, quarrel, dispute, litigate, controvert, squabble, wrangle, jangle, brangle, bicker, nag, spar, have words, with, fall foul of, split, break with, break squares with, part company with, declare war, try conclusions, join issue, put in issue, pick a quarrel, fasten a quarrel on, sow dissension, stir up dissension, embroil, entangle, disunite, widen the breach, set at odds, set together by the ears, set against, pit against, get into hot water, fish in troubled waters, brawl, kick up a row, kick up a dust, turn the house out of window, be discordant, jar.


VB contend, contest, strive, struggle, scramble, wrestle, spar, square, exchange blows, exchange fisticuffs, fib, justle, tussle, tilt, box, stave, fence, skirmish, pickeer, fight, wrangle, contend with, grapple with, engage with, close with, buckle with, bandy with, try conclusions with, have a brush, with, tilt with, encounter, fall foul of, pitch into, clapperclaw, run a tilt at, oppose, reluct, join issue, come to blows, go to loggerheads, set to, come to the scratch, exchange shots, measure swords, meet hand to hand, take up the cudgels, take up the glove, take up the gauntlet, enter the lists, couch one's lance, give satisfaction, appeal to arms, lay about one, break the peace, compete with, cope with, vie with, race with, outvie, emulate, rival, run a race, contend for, stipulate for, stickle for, insist upon, make a point of.


VB reason, argue, discuss, debate, dispute, wrangle, argufy, bandy words, bandy arguments, chop logic, hold an argument, carry on an argument, controvert, canvass, comment upon, moralize upon, spiritualize, consider, open a discussion, open a case, try conclusions, join issue, be at issue, moot, come to the point, stir a question, agitate a question, ventilate a question, torture a question, take up a side, take up a case, contend, take one's stand upon, insist, lay stress on, infer, follow from.

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