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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.
Translations of “angle for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用暗示等方法)獵取,謀求…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用暗示等方法)猎取,谋求…
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