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ditch (some place)
To leave a place, especially one that is no longer of use or interest, generally in search of something better. Come on, let's ditch this place and go back to my house.
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To throw away or abandon something. I was tired of carrying his bag for him, so I ditched it in a bush and went home. I had to ditch my car and walk into town after I ran out of gas.
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in the wilds of (some place)
In an area of a place that is especially remote and in which it is difficult or dangerous to live. It was only after my summer abroad in the wilds of Cambodia that I came to truly appreciate the modern comforts that I'm used to.
nudge (someone or something) (somewhere)
To gently push someone or something into a place, area, or position. I could tell John was nervous about being at a party with people he didn't know, so I nudged him into the room. Would you mind nudging the table out of the way a little?
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To leave or depart very quickly or suddenly. You'd better peg it, or you're going to be late for school! After a really long day at the office, I pegged it out of there as soon as the clock struck 5!
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wangle (one's) way into (someplace or some situation)
To succeed in entering some location or situation by tricky, clever, or persuasive means. I didn't think we'd be able to do it, but after Rajesh talked to the bouncer, we were able to wangle our way into the night club. I've been trying to wangle my way into the honors course at Harvard all year, but so far, nothing has helped.
wangle someone into (someplace or some situation)
To succeed in getting someone into some location or situation by tricky, clever, or persuasive means. It turned out that Rajesh knew the bouncer at the club, so he was able to wangle us into the place even though we weren't on the guest list. I don't know how I let Jeff wangle me into looking after his dogs this weekend—I don't even like dogs!
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