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finagle

verb

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1 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care
  • let me look at my schedule and see if I can't finagle a visit to the museum

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2 to use dishonest methods to achieve a goal
  • she'll finagle until she gets exactly what she wants

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The first known use of finagle was circa 1924

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“Finagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/finagle. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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