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wangle

verb [T] uk   /ˈwæŋ.ɡl̩/ informal us  
to succeed in getting or doing something by persuading someone or by being clever in some way: I'll be so jealous if you manage to wangle an invitation to his house. He's only been here two months and already he's managed to wangle his way into the biggest property company in the capital. If I can think of some excuse to wangle my way out of going tonight I will do!
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