Translation of "contrive" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /kənˈtraiv/

to manage (to do something)

ideárselas, ingeniárselas para
He contrived to remove the money from her bag.

to make in a clever way

idear, lograr
He contrived a tent from an old sack.
contrivance noun

the act of contriving.

invención, invento; estratagema
His current predicament is the result of his own contrivance.

something contrived (especially something mechanical)

dispositivo, artilugio
a contrivance for making the door open automatically.

(Translation of “contrive” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)