verb (used without object), wran·gled, wran·gling.
verb (used with object), wran·gled, wran·gling.
- wrangel island,
- wrangell mountains,
- wrangell-st. elias national park,
- wrap account,
- wrap party
Origin of wrangle
Examples from the Web for wrangle
How did you wrangle Nicole Kidman for her hilarious cameo in the movie?Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’|Marlow Stern|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kennedy hopes to wrangle some of her rocker-pals as guests, she says.Lisa Kennedy Montgomery on Her Path From MTV to Fox Business|Lloyd Grove|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As Congress continues to wrangle over whether to fund the government, the midnight deadline is quickly approaching.Everything You Need to Know About the Looming Government Shutdown|The Daily Beast|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There are celebrity judges to wrangle and emotionally wrecked contestants to coax coherent interviews from.
The other portion Obama has managed to wrangle from private donors.
Even if he gets his own price he reproaches hiself when he returns home with not having asked a little more, and so got a wrangle.Ask Momma|R. S. Surtees
And a wrangle over the ownership of the word would be a waste of time.Rationalism|John Mackinnon Robertson
Did you want to wrangle about the aspect of the fact, the evidence, the what not?The Coming of the Friars|Augustus Jessopp
The relative merit of poets is a barren thing to wrangle about.Three Philosophical Poets|George Santayana
For this Testament do both creeds revere that wrangle over the later.Dreamers of the Ghetto|I. Zangwill
Word Origin for wrangle
late 14c., from Low German wrangeln "to dispute, to wrestle," related to Middle Low German wringen, from Proto-Germanic *wrang-, from PIE *wrengh-, nasalized variant of *wergh- "to turn" (see wring). Related: Wrangled; wrangling. The noun is recorded from 1540s.