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

 

wrangle

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈræŋɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræŋɡl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wrangle
BrE BrE//ˈræŋɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræŋɡl//
 
he / she / it wrangles
BrE BrE//ˈræŋɡlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræŋɡlz//
 
past simple wrangled
BrE BrE//ˈræŋɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræŋɡld//
 
past participle wrangled
BrE BrE//ˈræŋɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræŋɡld//
 
-ing form wrangling
BrE BrE//ˈræŋɡlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræŋɡlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] wrangle (with somebody) (over/about something) to argue angrily and usually for a long time about something They're still wrangling over the financial details. Word Origin late Middle English: compare with Low German wrangeln, frequentative of wrangen ‘to struggle’; related to wring.
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