Definition of wrangle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈræŋɡl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræŋɡl//
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wrangle (with somebody)(over something) | wrangle (between A and B) an argument that is complicated and continues over a long period of time a legal wrangle between the company and their suppliers He is currently locked in a bitter wrangle with his wife over custody of the children. More Like This Silent letters gnarled, gnash, gnat, gnaw, gnome haute cuisine, heir, (NAmE herb), honour, hors d’oeuvre, hour knack, knee, kneel, knife, knight, knit, knob, knock, knot, know, knuckle psalm, psephology, psychic, ptarmigan, pterodactyl, psychology wrangle, wrap, wreath, wreck, wrench, wrestle, wriggle, wring, write, wrong bomb, climb, crumb, doubt, lamb, limb ascent, fascinate, muscle, scene, scissors height, right, sleigh, weight align, campaign, design, foreign, malign, reign, unfeigned balmy, calm, calf, half, yolk autumn, column, condemn, damn, hymn, solemn bristle, fasten, listen, mortgage, soften, thistle, wrestle biscuit, build, circuit, disguise, guilty, league, rogue, vague yacht answer, sword, twoSee worksheet. Word Originlate Middle English: compare with Low German wrangeln, frequentative of wrangen ‘to struggle’; related to wring.Extra examples The legal wrangle continues. The two countries fell out in a bitter wrangle over imports. The wrangle between the school and the local authority has gone on for two years. a lengthy planning wrangle over the height of the building
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