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 wrangling
As the wrangling continued, Lloyd and Postol grew to rely on their new colleague, Susli.
No wrangling with credit card machines or digging for change.
Semi-rigged elections, and blurred lines between business and government—Beijing's wrangling would make Boss Tweed proud.
The New York Times even compared the wrangling to a “public blood fued.”
Better still, on top of wrangling four kids and executing her first-lady-of-Jersey duties, Mary Pat has her own career.
A wearisome period of endless dispute, chicanery, and wrangling followed this decision.The Story Of Ireland|Emily Lawless
As later in the day we are passing through the town, we see two people, a man and woman, wrangling.The Cruise of the Mary Rose|William H. G. Kingston
We never heard any wrangling, nor witnessed any street brawls.My Trip Around the World|Eleonora Hunt
But pleasure in wrangling must be discountenanced; the pupils should learn to prevent and to avoid contention.Outlines of Educational Doctrine|John Frederick Herbart
Enough, enough, here comes company, we lose five shares in wrangling about one.Beaumont and Fletcher's Works (9 of 10)|Francis Beaumont
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.