Wangle definitions

wăng'gəl
To make use of contrivance, adroit manipulation, or tricky and indirect methods in order to achieve one's aims.
verb
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To wriggle, as out of a difficult situation.
verb
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To get, make, or bring about by persuasion, influence, adroit manipulation, contrivance, etc.
verb
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To manipulate or change (statistics, accounts, etc.) for a selfish or dishonest purpose; falsify; juggle.
verb
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To wiggle or wriggle.
verb
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To obtain or achieve by cleverness or deceit, especially in persuading someone.

She wangled the job even though she had no training.

verb
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To extricate oneself by subtle or indirect means, as from difficulty; wriggle.

He wangled out of a shift at work by pretending to be sick.

verb
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To obtain through manipulative or deceitful methods.
verb
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The act of wangling.
noun
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To falsify, as records.
verb
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(intransitive) To achieve through contrivance or cajolery.
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Origin of wangle

Blend of wag and dangle, first attested 1810-1820.