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English definition of “contrive”

contrive

verb [T]     /kənˈtraɪv/ formal
to manage to do something difficult, or to make something happen, by using your intelligence or by tricking people: [+ to do sth] They contrived to meet in secret.Succeeding, achieving and fulfillingCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of contrive verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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