wrangle with

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.
See also: wrangle
References in classic literature ?
Don't set yourself to wrangle with me, husband," said Teresa; "I speak as God pleases, and don't deal in out-of-the-way phrases; and I say if you are bent upon having a government, take your son Sancho with you, and teach him from this time on how to hold a government; for sons ought to inherit and learn the trades of their fathers.
ANY potential sale of Brandon Stadium could be subject to a legal wrangle with Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs.
A long-term patient of the Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre, Christian Herbert Harold Magee brought the Centre into a legal wrangle with the Ontario Review Board.
But now he and his new club find themselves embroiled in an unpleasant legal wrangle with a chairman who is very good at writing his own headlines.
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.
NEWCASTLE are preparing for a legal wrangle with Birmingham as they bid to land Steve Bruce before Saturday's match with Blackburn.
Travel group National Express has settled a two-year old legal wrangle with an American bus operator at a cost of pounds 15.
Former German star Bernd Schuster has pocketed more than pounds 1 million from a contract wrangle with Bayer Leverkusen.
CONTROVERSIAL: Coventry Airport has been at the centre of a legal wrangle with planners