Translation of "contrive" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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contriveverb [ T ]

uk /kənˈtraɪv/ us /kənˈtraɪv/

to arrange a situation or event, or arrange for something to happen, using clever planning

Couldn't you contrive a meeting between them? I think they'd really like each other. 你不能为他们安排一次会面吗?我想他们俩会挺般配的。
[ + to infinitive ] Somehow she contrived to get tickets for the concert. 她不知通过什么方式搞到了音乐会的门票。

to invent and/or make a device or other object in a clever and possibly unusual way

Do you think you could contrive something for hanging my clothes on until I can get a wardrobe? 你能设计个东西让我在买到衣橱前挂衣服吗?

(Translation of “contrive” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)