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English definition of “angle for sth”

angle for sth

disapproving
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with angle   /ˈæŋ.ɡl̩/ us  
If someone is angling for something, they are trying to get something without asking for it directly: He's clearly angling for a job/an invitation.
(Definition of angle for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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