brawl vs wrangle what difference

what is difference between brawl and wrangle

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɹɔːl/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɹɔl/
  • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /bɹɑl/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːl

Etymology 1

The verb is derived from Late Middle English braulen, brall, brallen (to clamour, to shout; to quarrel; to boast); further etymology is uncertain, but the word could be related to bray and ultimately imitative. It may be cognate with Danish bralle (to chatter, jabber), Dutch brallen (to boast), Low German brallen (to brag), Middle High German prālen (to boast, flaunt) (modern German prahlen (to boast, flaunt, vaunt)).

The noun is derived from Middle English brall, bralle, braul, braule, brawle (disturbance, squabble; brawl), from the verb braulen: see above.

Noun

brawl (plural brawls)

  1. A disorderly argument or fight, usually with a large number of people involved.
    Synonyms: row, scuffle, squabble; see also Thesaurus:dispute, Thesaurus:fight
Derived terms
  • brawly
Translations

Verb

brawl (third-person singular simple present brawls, present participle brawling, simple past and past participle brawled)

  1. (intransitive) To engage in a brawl; to fight or quarrel.
    Synonyms: squabble, wrangle
  2. (intransitive) To create a disturbance; to complain loudly.
  3. (intransitive) Especially of a rapid stream running over stones: to make a loud, confused noise.
  4. (transitive) To pour abuse on; to scold.
Conjugation
Derived terms
  • brawler
  • brawling (noun)
Translations

Etymology 2

Possibly from French branler (to shake), from Old French brandeler (to shake, wave; to agitate), from brand, branc (blade of a sword), from Vulgar Latin *brandus (firebrand; flaming sword; sword), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrenu- (to burn).

Verb

brawl (third-person singular simple present brawls, present participle brawling, simple past and past participle brawled)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To move to and fro, to quiver, to shake.
    Synonyms: vibrate, waver

Etymology 3

From French branle (type of dance; an act of shaking, a shake), from branler (to shake), from Old French brandeler (to shake, wave; to agitate); see further at etymology 2.

Alternatively, the word could be derived from brawl ((obsolete) to move to and fro, quiver, shake): see etymology 2.

Noun

brawl (plural brawls)

  1. (dance, obsolete) A type of dance move or step.
  2. (dance, music, historical) Alternative form of branle (dance of French origin dating from the 16th century, performed by couples in a circle or a line; the music for this dance)

Notes

References



English

Etymology

From Middle English wranglen, from Low German wrangeln (to wrangle), frequentative form of wrangen (to struggle, make an uproar); equivalent to wring +‎ -le. Related to Danish vringle (to twist, entangle) and German rangeln (to wrestle). More at wrong, wring.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹæŋ.ɡəl/
  • Rhymes: -æŋɡəl

Verb

wrangle (third-person singular simple present wrangles, present participle wrangling, simple past and past participle wrangled)

  1. (intransitive) To bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily.
    • c. 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act V, Scene 1,[1]
      Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should wrangle,
      And I would call it, fair play.
    • 1716, Joseph Addison, The Freeholder, No. 39, Friday, May 4, 1716, in The Works of Joseph Addison, Volume III, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1837, p. 235,[2]
      He did not know what it was to wrangle on indifferent points, to triumph in the superiority of his understanding, or to be supercilious on the side of truth.
    • 1941, Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, Chapter 18,[3]
      I stood where land and sea wrangled ferociously over the overlap.
  2. (transitive) To herd (horses or other livestock); (humorously) to supervise, manage (people).
    • 1962, “The Second Time Around,” Time, 12 January, 1962,[4]
      When she tries to wrangle a calf, she ends up flat on her face in the barnyard muck.
    • 2010, Sean Gordon, “Gionta settles in, stands out,” The Globe and Mail, 3 October, 2010,[5]
      Wrangling a chaotic group of five-year-olds is unnerving enough without the added stress of a famous NHLer in the room helping lace his son’s skates.
  3. (transitive, by figurative extension from the sense with animals and people) To gather and organize (facts, information, data), especially in ways that require sentience rather than automated methods alone, as in data wrangling.
    Synonym: munge
  4. (transitive) To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.
    • 1649, Robert Sanderson, Letter to N. N. respecting the relative Merits of the Presbyterians and the Independents, 10 April, 1649, in George D’Oyly, The Life of William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, Volume II, London: John Murray, 1821, Appendix, p. 442,[6]
      When we have wrangled ourselves as long as our wits and strengths will serve us, the honest, downright sober English Protestant will be found, in the end, the man in the safest way, and by the surest line []

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:squabble

Derived terms

  • wrangler
  • wrangling

Translations

Noun

wrangle (plural wrangles)

  1. An act of wrangling.
    Wrangle and bloodshed followed thence.
  2. An angry dispute.
    • January 31 2020, Boris Johnson, Brexit Day speech
      For many people this is an astonishing moment of hope, a moment they thought would never come. And there are many of course who feel a sense of anxiety and loss. And then of course there is a third group — perhaps the biggest — who had started to worry that the whole political wrangle would never come to an end.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Wangler, wangler

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