wrangle with (something)

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wrangle with (something)

To struggle to understand, solve, or deal with something. We've been wrangling with the issue of the system overheating, but there's no clear way to get past it. I've been wrangling with immigration issues ever since I moved here in 2010.
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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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References in classic literature ?
A red-haired, swine-jowled, snub-nosed, crooked lout, he is for ever wrangling with Theresa, until the pair nearly come to blows.
Some of the very peasants who had been most active in wrangling with him over the hay, some whom he had treated with contumely, and who had tried to cheat him, those very peasants had greeted him goodhumoredly, and evidently had not, were incapable of having any feeling of rancor against him, any regret, any recollection even of having tried to deceive him.
The company claims 18 months of legal wrangling with Warwick District Council has created uncertainty which has deterred people from flying.
Her use of a dance metaphor to describe one's commitment to the biblical text encourages this concept of wrangling with the text.
Apart from wrangling with UNESCO, the Lumbini trust had also run into a dispute over design with the Japan Buddhist Federation, which undertook in 1992 to carry out conservation and renovation of the Mayadevi temple.
There are times when the production really looks like schoolboy Shakespeare, usually during some tedious wrangling with that infernal red cloth.