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English definition of “wangle”

wangle

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈwæŋɡl/ informal
to succeed in getting something that a lot of people want, by being clever or tricking someone: He managed to wangle an invitation to the party.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
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