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"wangle" in English

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wangleverb [ T ]

uk /ˈwæŋ.ɡəl/ us /ˈwæŋ.ɡəl/ informal

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!

(Definition of “wangle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wangleverb [ T ]

us /ˈwæŋ·ɡəl/

to succeed in obtaining or doing something by not being completely honest in persuading someone to allow it:

I wangled an expense-account trip to New York.

(Definition of “wangle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)