contended (part of speech: verb)
contrasted, quarreled, hassled, disputed, antagonized, opposed, encountered, defended, conflicted, clashed, vied, stood, protested, wrestled, bickered, confronted, dissented, contended, resisted, withstood, struggled, brawled, argued, faced
acquired (part of speech: verb)
got, acquired, heaped, caught, claimed, scored, procured, obtained, secured, accumulated, won, amassed, captured, retrieved, assumed, taken, bagged, incurred, reaped, added, landed, annexed, pocketed, collected, took, garnered, gotten, cornered, received, fetched, palmed, bought, lured, purchased, netted, harvested
managed animals (part of speech: verb)
- The matter was wrangled over for several years, in the state legislatures, in town and county meetings, at dinner- tables, and in bar- rooms, with the general result that, until such compensation should be made, the statutes hindering the collection of debts would not be repealed. - "The Critical Period of American History", John Fiske.
- They wrangled for an hour. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- I shall never forget that detestable trial, those awful days in the Divorce Court, when the lawyers fought and wrangled over my darling sister, like dogs over a bone, tearing and snarling at each other, while the judge sat above like a solemn old owl, never moving or making a sign. - "The Passenger from Calais", Arthur Griffiths.