Definition of finagle
- finagle a ride home
- finagled his way into the concert
- A con man finagled my neighbor out of $400.
A con man finagled my neighbor out of four hundred dollars.
let me look at my schedule and see if I can't finagle a visit to the museum
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: to get (something) in a clever or dishonest way
: to trick (someone) in order to get something
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