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wrangle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwranglewran‧gle1 /ˈræŋɡəl/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 ARGUEa long and complicated argument syn battlewrangle over 🔊 a bitter wrangle over copyrightwrangle with 🔊 He was involved in a long legal wrangle with his employers.
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wranglewrangles over the budgetBureaucratic wrangles were conspicuous at every level.The leisure centre has been at the centre of a compensation wrangle since serious building defects were discovered last year.In the United States, a complex wrangle is taking place over a range of possible standards.The decisions of the union delegations will probably mean a continuing wrangle.The plan was to avoid annual parliamentary wrangles.The wrangle was finally resolved in January last year.bitter wrangleThus began a long and bitter wrangle between Beck and the private power interests.
wranglewrangle2 verb 🔊 🔊 [intransitive]ARGUE to argue with someone angrily for a long timewrangle over/about 🔊 They are still wrangling over ownership of the house.wrangle with 🔊 The various government departments are wrangling with each other.→ See Verb table
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wrangleHe was wrangling for the best deal he could get and trying to ensure it would not be his last.As the wrangling has stretched into the new year, Clinton has moved up some in public esteem.It follows years of wrangling over a controversial by-pass.Since the freehold all belonged to the boss, wrangling over ownership was beside the point.In their last weekly meeting before the summer recess the commissioners wrangled over the final wording of the document.Sources say the parties are also wrangling over the length of the deal.The construction of this market has led to four years of wrangling that could yet scupper agreement.wrangle over/aboutIt follows years of wrangling over a controversial by-pass.One in five had wrangles over a direct debit or standing order.What was looming was the protracted constitutional wrangle over Lloyd-George's budget and the House of Lords.The second Lord Baltimore worried about the growing size of church properties and outlasted the Jesuits in persistent wrangles about such holdings.In their last weekly meeting before the summer recess the commissioners wrangled over the final wording of the document.Sources say the parties are also wrangling over the length of the deal.There had been a great deal of wrangling over the menu.
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Verb table
wrangle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywrangle
he, she, itwrangles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywrangled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wrangled
he, she, ithas wrangled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wrangled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wrangle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wrangled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wrangling
he, she, itis wrangling
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you, we, theyare wrangling
Past
I, he, she, itwas wrangling
you, we, theywere wrangling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wrangling
he, she, ithas been wrangling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wrangling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wrangling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wrangling
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