Wangle

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Wangle (third-person singular simple present Wangles, present participle wangling, simple past and past participle wangled)

  1. (transitive) To obtain through manipulative or deceitful methods: "if a country such as China decided to wangle various concessions out of the US government"[1]
  2. (transitive) To falsify, as records
  3. (intransitive) To achieve through contrivance or cajolery: "manages to wangle his way into the investigation team"[2]

Noun

Wangle (plural Wangles)
  1. The act of wangling

Thesaurus

angle, argue into, arouse, brew, bring forth, bring out, bring over, bring round, bring to light, bring to reason, cabal, call forth, call out, call up, captivate, charm, collude, complot, con, concoct, connive, conspire, contrive, convince, cook up, countermine, counterplot, deduce, derive, drag out, draw forth, draw out, draw over, educe, elicit, engineer, evoke, finagle, finesse, frame, frame up, gain, gain over, gerrymander, get from, get out of, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up, hook, hook in, induce, intrigue, jockey, lay a plot, machinate, maneuver, manipulate, obtain, operate, outtalk, persuade, play games, plot, prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with, procure, pull strings, rig, rouse, scheme, secure, sell, sell one on, stimulate, summon forth, summon up, sway, talk into, talk over, wangle into, wangle out of, wear down, win, win over, winkle out, worm out, worm out of

Etymology

  • combination of wag + dangle, first attested 1810-1820

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -æŋɡəl

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