If you deviously manage to obtain something you wangle it: “I wangled an invitation to Jessica’s party by hinting that I would be inviting her to our house on the lake this summer.” But if you argue with someone, you wrangle with them: “Once I got to the party, Jessica’s attitude irritated me so much that we wound up wrangling constantly during it.” Of course cowboys wrangle cattle, and specialists wrangle other animal species in films.

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