wrangle

[rang-guhl]
verb (used without object), wrangled, wrangling.
1.
to argue or dispute, especially in a noisy or angry manner.
verb (used with object), wrangled, wrangling.
2.
to argue or dispute.
3.
to tend or round up (cattle, horses, or other livestock).
4.
to obtain, often by contrivance or scheming; wangle: He wrangled a job through a friend.
noun
5.
a noisy or angry dispute; altercation.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English, apparently < Low German wrangeln, frequentative of wrangen to struggle, make an uproar; akin to wring

outwrangle, verb (used with object), outwrangled, outwrangling.
unwrangling, adjective

wangle, wrangle.


1, 5. quarrel, brawl. 5. argument.
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wrangle (ˈræŋɡəl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to argue, esp noisily or angrily
2.  (tr) to encourage, persuade, or obtain by argument
3.  (Western US), (Canadian) (tr) to herd (cattle or horses)
 
n
4.  a noisy or angry argument
 
[C14: from Low German wrangeln; related to Norwegian vrangla]

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Word Origin & History

wrangle
late 14c., from Low Ger. wrangeln "to dispute, to wrestle," related to M.L.G. wringen, from P.Gmc. *wrang-, from PIE *wrengh-, nasalized variant of *wergh- "to turn" (see wring). The noun is recorded from 1540s. Wrangler "person in charge of horses or cattle, herder" is first
recorded 1888; as a proprietary name for a brand of jeans, copyrighted 1947, claiming use from 1929.
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Example sentences
Surprisingly, given the bitter partisan wrangling of late, they did so in a
  manner that was mostly civil and substantive.
Attempts to rethink the care of the elderly and needy have in the past been
  blighted by political wrangling.
But there will be much wrangling over amounts and timing.
Only after more hours of back-room wrangling did a restarted plenary, with a
  new chair, get the accord adopted after a fashion.
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