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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
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