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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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A light send-up of erotic science fiction fantasies in the heat of summer escapism, Aeros (please note the pun) sends multicolored aliens onstage and finagles a love interest between an apparently human male pilot ISantillano) and a female alien (Rebecca Anderson).
The principle is understood by every practicinglawyer, accountant, and investment banker in America: red tape multiplies in parallel with the profusion of finagles it seeks to contain, and vice versa.
Taxpayers United's lawsuit against the State of Michigan will be activated in Ingham County court Judge James Giddings' courtroom immediately after Engler finagles a majority vote out of the Joint Senate-House Capital Outlay Committee.
Caught off-balance by the flirtatious confidence of new customer Violet (Liu), he finagles a date almost without realizing it and ends up in his rival's megastore after hours, where the night turns into a madcap race to put all the DVDs into the wrong cases.
People pray to Father Vidicon, who they want to make a saint, to help them when Finagles General Principle operates in their lives.
Even when the Valley is in line, the MTA usually finagles a way to cancel its route, and there's nothing to suggest it has changed its profligate ways.