Wran·gle, v. t. To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil. [R.]
Wran·gle n. An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation.
Syn: -- Altercation; bickering; brawl; jar; jangle; contest; controversy. See Altercation.
Wran·gle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wrangled p. pr. & vb. n. Wrangling ]
1. To argue; to debate; to dispute. [Obs.]
2. To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate. “In spite of occasional wranglings.”
For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle. --Shak.
He did not know what it was to wrangle on indifferent points. --Addison.
n 1: an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
[syn: quarrel, row, words, run-in, dustup]
2: an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) [syn: haggle,
v 1: to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively; "The bar keeper
threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down
the street" [syn: brawl]
2: herd and care for; "wrangle horses"