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finagle

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.

fanigle

verb

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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Robertson says Finagle puts customer information to other uses, including promotions to welcome current customers to a new location; special deals to encourage greater off-hours traffic; and as background on those who call the company's customer comment hotline.
While Evgeny tries to finagle financing for his invention from the local aristos, Ragin spends more and more time in Ward 6, where the most disturbed male inmates are kept.
Turning point in the two kids' lives comes when they finagle their way into a screening of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" at the local picture palace.
In pic's one real divergence from comic formula, that change-back never happens--protags must stay put, though they finally manage to make their new lives adapt to old personalities (and finagle reuniting with the spouse who's truly right for them).
Playing themselves, a quartet of buddies plot travel plans that won't be found anywhere in the pages of "Let's Go: Europe." Helmer and writer Sheldon Collins is leader of the pack (which includes cameraman Painchaud, Polito and accident-prone Zach Samios), devising a mind-bending series of stunts to finagle free tickets and entry to events.
When at last Max finagles a way into Castle Hanstein, his old friend, Bero, is less than pleased to see him, Lady Clara is near death and Juliana, his old flame, is not meeting his eyes.
Piper finagles her way into Raf's circle, looking for scandal, and to her consternation finds him a sensitive person with a demanding father and a much-loved autistic brother.
Eventually, Zelda ends up in far-north Moose County, where she finagles her way into a position as a middle-school English teacher.
Imogene snatches the job and finagles her way to NYC for the summer, where a whole new set of catastrophes begins.
By Thursday I was still willing him on, and when Susie offered the word "finagles" I felt sure Des would wink at the camera and say "hmmm, didn't I play golf there once?" But no he just bumbled on to the end of the show with a hopeful, "All being well we'll see you tomorrow".
Mort finagles a nice old couple into purchasing an expensive therapeutic bed they don't really need, for more money than advertised, on the poorest terms around.
Ellen then finagles her way into becoming Thompson's assistant and tries to persuade her to come out publicly.
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).
People pray to Father Vidicon, who they want to make a saint, to help them when Finagles General Principle operates in their lives.
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.