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finagle

and fanigle (fɪˈneglæ and fəˈnɪglæ)
1. in. to plot and plan; to conspire; to arrange (something). He’s pretty good at finagling.
2. tv. to acquire something through conniving. Can I finagle a buck from you?
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He eventually finagles his way to the top, becoming a big time movie producer.
The bank finagles a tricky way to illegally foreclose on the restaurant just before Christmas.
Imogene snatches the job and finagles her way to NYC for the summer, where a whole new set of catastrophes begins.
Spurring his salvation is a gay inmate named Horst, a would-be nurse who stirs Max's dormant heart after Max finagles Horst a mindless job lifting rocks to keep him company.
One of the girls finagles a credit card, and Chia is sent off to Tokyo on an adventure that will teach her all kinds of things: Watch your step, make your own judgments, and of course, there's no place like home.
As a full-time grocery-store checker with a varied work schedule, DeVita constantly finagles her time to work out here and there.