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wrangle (something) out

To work really hard to get something (often information) out of someone or something else. I know my brother is dating someone new, but I have not been able to wrangle the information out of him yet. Bill's computer is running so slow that he has to wrangle any document out of it.
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wrangle (something) out of (someone)

To work really hard to get something (often information) out of someone else. I know my brother is dating someone new, but I have not been able to wrangle the information out of him yet.
See also: of, out, wrangle

wrangle (with someone) (over someone or something)

to bicker or argue with someone over who will end up with someone or something. I don't want to wrangle with Kelly over the contract. I see no need to wrangle over Dolly.

wrangle (with someone) (over someone or something)

to bicker or argue with someone over who will end up with someone or something. I don't want to wrangle with Kelly over the contract. I see no need to wrangle over Dolly.

wrangle with

v.
1. To be strenuously engaged with some problem, task, or undertaking: I have been wrangling with this problem for days and still cannot solve it.
2. To quarrel noisily or angrily with someone: I couldn't sleep because my brothers were wrangling with each other all night. John is wrangling with his roommate over the phone bill.
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By continually pestering the British government for over a year, the author wrangled access to previously unavailable letters and personal papers, including a manuscript that had been embargoed until well into the 21st century.
As lawmakers wrangled over the bill, Baywatch asked the state for another handout, claiming that a budget deficit might otherwise keep the show from shooting its second Hawaii season.
So as we're kickin' around this David Beckham transfer to the local pro kickball team -- deciding whether it's much Adu about nothing, or, in the name of Beckenbauer, Cruyff, Pele and Sir Elton John, if it finally legitimizes what we were to infer was an illegitimate small-fry league -- and in trying to put it into some kind of context, would you say it's most accurate to compare it to when the Dodgers wrangled Frank Robinson, or when the Angels picked up Fernando Valenzuela?
and Mexican officials have wrangled over immigration policy, there has been a huge, nagging obstacle: Armando Garcia.
Things were strewn all over the classroom and offices, desks and cabinets have been wrangled thorough,'' she said.
After seeing what Garamendi had wrangled, however, his Georgia counterpart John Oxendine blocked the deal.
Senate wrangled over the future of a major forest fire bill.
As politicians wrangled over how to address the growing revelations of political fund-raising irregularities, some saw the wrangling itself as evidence that sweeping campaign finance reform is needed.