Definition of wrangle in English:


Line breaks: wran¦gle
Pronunciation: /ˈraŋg(ə)l



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  • 2 [with object] North American Round up, herd, or take charge of (livestock): the horses were wrangled early
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    • Only yesterday, you'd have thought there was no way to wrangle that horse back into the barn.
    • He wrangled horses for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
    • Head for the open range and learn how to wrangle dogies.


late Middle English: compare with Low German wrangeln, frequentative of wrangen 'to struggle'; related to wring.

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