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 for wrangle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrangle \Wran"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wrangled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Wrangling.] [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See Wrong,
     Wring.]
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     1. To argue; to debate; to dispute. [Obs.]
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     2. To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to
        brawl; to altercate. "In spite of occasional wranglings."
        --Macaulay.
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              For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle. --Shak.
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              He did not know what it was to wrangle on
              indifferent points.                   --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrangle \Wran"gle\, v. t.
     To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil. [R.] --Bp.
     Sanderson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrangle \Wran"gle\, n.
     An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an
     altercation.
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     Syn: Altercation; bickering; brawl; jar; jangle; contest;
          controversy. See Altercation.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wrangle
      n 1: an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
           [syn: quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in,
           dustup]
      2: an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) [syn:
         haggle, haggling, wrangle, wrangling]
      v 1: to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively; "The bar
           keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on
           down the street" [syn: brawl, wrangle]
      2: herd and care for; "wrangle horses"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "wrangle":
     altercate, altercation, argue, argufy, argument, bandy words,
     bicker, bicker over, bickering, blood feud, brawl, broil, cage,
     caterwaul, cavil, choplogic, contend, contend about, contention,
     contest, controversy, corral, cross swords, cut and thrust, differ,
     discept, dispute, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, drive, drove,
     embroilment, fall out, feud, fight, fight over, flite, fliting,
     fracas, fuss, give and take, goad, hassle, have it out, have words,
     herd, imbroglio, join issue, lash, lock horns, logomachize,
     logomachy, moot, open quarrel, pettifog, plead, polemic,
     polemicize, polemize, prick, punch cattle, quarrel, quarrel over,
     quibble, ride herd on, round up, row, sharp words, shepherd,
     slanging match, snarl, spar, spat, spur, squabble, squabble over,
     strife, take issue with, take sides, thrash out, tiff,
     try conclusions, tussle, vendetta, whip, words, wrangle over
  
  

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