transitive verbwan′gled, wan′gling
- to get, make, or bring about by persuasion, influence, adroit manipulation, contrivance, etc.
- to manipulate or change (statistics, accounts, etc.) for a selfish or dishonest purpose; falsify; juggle
- to wiggle or wriggle
Origin of wanglealtered from uncertain or unknown; perhaps waggle
- to make use of contrivance, adroit manipulation, or tricky and indirect methods in order to achieve one's aims
- to wriggle, as out of a difficult situation