Definition of 'wrangle'
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They were jailed for five years after a legal wrangle over their gun permits. The Sun (2016)After more than two years of legal wrangling the six were jailed. The Sun (2016)The legal wrangling is not over. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But a bitter legal wrangle with a former agent and an unpaid 100,000 debt saw him bankrupt. The Sun (2016)The Munich wall has been the subject of more than a year of legal wrangling between residents and the city before finally being built. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They announced a'fair' compromise after two days of legal wrangling. The Sun (2016)The legal wrangle was pretty much inevitable. The Sun (2010)Usually this manifests itself in a long wrangle as to where the new activity belongs. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)So began a year of wrangling and internal political manoeuvres. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The settlement follows four months of legal wrangling between the corporation and the council. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is not some paltry wrangle over party funding. The Sun (2012)It came as ministers agreed a deal to end months of bitter wrangling. The Sun (2011)The jury was discharged over a legal wrangle. The Sun (2009)These formal encounters are always an awkward mixture of grandstanding and highly technical wrangling about the terms of trade. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Over the decades they have an unhealthy reputation for internal wrangling while other teams get on with playing together. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Since then there's been almost a year of wrangling about how to implement his report. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But as the long constitutional wrangle begins, he must keep things simple. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In both instances, wrangling over how much information should be made public is holding up the process. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A long wrangle over the their assets began. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The project has been stalled amid wrangling over how much of the cost should be paid by the City. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the trust was not properly set up, leading to a legal wrangle over who was owed money. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It will certainly be less hassle to come to a sensible compromise on this, rather than getting involved in a legal wrangle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The US currency eased as politicians there continued to wrangle about the budget. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The FA board is being torn apart by internal wrangling. The Sun (2011)A long wrangle ensued about what exactly was binding on the Army. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)As they made their way to London, the wrangling began about money. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)We now have the prospect of much wrangling in the General Synod. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But, with no timetable for implementation, the move risks plunging the party into years of internal wrangling. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the wrangling is still going on, with departments big and small yet to reach agreement with the Chancellor. The Sun (2015)To add insult to injury, it is legal wrangling over the controversial Spanish home that is stopping stalling a settlement. The Sun (2015)
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Used Occasionally. wrangle is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'wrangle'
British English: wrangle VERB
If you say that someone is wrangling with someone over a question or issue, you mean that they have been arguing angrily for quite a long time about it.
The two sides have spent most of their time wrangling over procedural problems.
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