As nouns the difference between wrangle and altercation
is that wrangle
is an act of wrangling while altercation
is warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
As a verb wrangle
is to bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily.
To bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily.
- For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle .
to herd horses or other livestock
To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.
* Bishop Robert Sanderson
- He did not know what it was to wrangle on indifferent points.
- When we have wrangled ourselves as long as our wits and strengths will serve us, the honest, downright sober English Protestant will be found in the end the man that walketh in the safest way, and by the surest line.
- I don't know how, but she managed to wrangle us four front row seats at tonight's game.
* See also
An act of wrangling.
An angry dispute.
Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
* (rfdate), Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear
- "What the hell is it to you who are my friends?" roared McMurdo in a voice which brought every head in the carriage round to witness the altercation .
* dispute, wrangle