V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) 1. to argue noisily for a long period of time; 2. to get something through argument; (n.) a long and/or noisy argument

Synonyms: (v.) quarrel, argue, bicker, squabble, (n.) dispute, argument

Antonyms: agree, settle

Tips: To help you remember the word wrangle, think of a Wrangler who's job is to herd and wrangle cows and sheep. Cows and sheep don't always want to move, so you yell at them, herd them, and prod them along. This is wrangling. Think of this when you use the word wrangle to describe an argument or an effort to get someone to go along with your ideas.

Usage Examples:

I don't want to get involved, so I'll let the attorneys wrangle over the details of the dispute. (argue, quarrel) verb

Democrats and Republicans spent most of the week wrangling over the details of the bill. (arguing, bickering) verb

The lengthy legal wrangle finally ended with a settlement that both parties could live with. (dispute, argument) noun

The political wrangle lasted well into the night, and when it was over, neither side had conceded. (argument, dispute) noun

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