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contrive

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1 to create or think of by clever use of the imagination
  • contrived abstract metal sculptures using old household utensils
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come up with

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2 to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends
  • The mischievous boys were always contriving and trying to pull the prank that would be the talk of the school.
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3 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care
  • contrived a way of planning the surprise party without their catching on to it
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