Translation of "contrive" - English-German dictionary


verb /kənˈtraiv/

to manage (to do something)

He contrived to remove the money from her bag.

to make in a clever way

ersinnen, entwerfen
He contrived a tent from an old sack.
contrivance noun

the act of contriving.

die Findigkeit

something contrived (especially something mechanical)

die Vorrichtung
a contrivance for making the door open automatically.

(Translation of “contrive” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)