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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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Wrangles was hired as a physics teacher in September, 2013, but was suspended four months later when a string of inappropriate messages were discovered on the girl's phone.
The misconduct panel found that Wrangles, of St Helens, had: "Inappropriately" contacted the girl -.
girl via Snapchat, although Wrangles claimed these were "unsolicited".
The panel found him guilty of "unacceptable professional conduct", but said it "did not consider that pupils require protection from Mr Wrangles in the future" as the risk of repetition was "negligible".
A replacement pool planned for nearby has been delayed in a wrangle over a development site.
A distinct part of the pain of reading Bellow for me is seeing how his novels wrangle with and reject the idea that educating women could improve their minds.
Former German star Bernd Schuster has pocketed more than pounds 1 million from a contract wrangle with Bayer Leverkusen.
The US power market is in chaos, with many companies enmeshed in legal wrangles and bankruptcy proceedings.
Tankard's contract was renewed in August 1997 for three years, but upon returning from a recent European tour she was immediately involved in wrangles with her board and South Australia's arts minister, who wanted to terminate her contract.
WRANGLE The reason for the years of delay are not all that clear.
There has been a wrangle about the revelation of Cabinet discussions and exchanges between Mr Blair and President Bush.