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finagle

fi·na·gle

finagle

 
pronunciation:
fih neI gl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: finagled, finagles, finagling
definition: (informal) to use underhanded, indirect, or tricky techniques to achieve one's goal.
He finally got the part, but he had to finagle.
similar words:
angle, intrigue, operate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: (informal) to obtain by finagling.
similar words:
intrigue
definition 2: to cheat, trick, or persuade by deception.
She finagled her parents out of their car.
similar words:
trick
derivation: finagler (n.)