1. To cause something to happen through scheming or deception. How on earth did that lowly intern finagle a meeting with the big TV executive?
2. To scheme or deceive. I don't trust Tom—he's known for his finagling.
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finagleand 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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