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Meaning of “wangle” in the English Dictionary

"wangle" in British English

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wangleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈwæŋ.ɡl̩/ 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 ​biggestpropertycompany 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)

"wangle" in American English

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wangleverb [T]

 us   /ˈwæŋ·ɡəl/
to ​succeed in ​obtaining or doing something by not being ​completelyhonest 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)
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