wangle


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wan·gle

 (wăng′gəl)
v. wan·gled, wan·gling, wan·gles Informal
v.tr.
To obtain or achieve by cleverness or deceit, especially in persuading someone: She wangled the job even though she had no training.
v.intr.
To extricate oneself by subtle or indirect means, as from difficulty; wriggle: He wangled out of a shift at work by pretending to be sick.

[Origin unknown.]

wang′le n.
wang′ler n.

wangle

(ˈwæŋɡəl)
vb
1. (tr) to use devious or illicit methods to get or achieve (something) for (oneself or another): he wangled himself a salary increase.
2. to manipulate or falsify (a situation, action, etc)
n
the act or an instance of wangling
[C19: originally printers' slang, perhaps a blend of waggle and dialect wankle wavering, from Old English wancol; compare Old High German wankōn to waver]
ˈwangler n

wan•gle

(ˈwæŋ gəl)

v. -gled, -gling,
n. v.t.
1. to bring about or obtain by scheming or underhand methods: to wangle an invitation.
2. to falsify or manipulate for dishonest ends.
v.i.
3. to use contrivance or scheming to achieve some goal.
4. to manipulate something for dishonest ends.
n.
5. an act or instance of wangling.
[1810–20; b. wag (the tongue) and dangle (about someone, i.e., hang around someone, court someone's favor)]
wan′gler, n.

wangle


Past participle: wangled
Gerund: wangling

Imperative
wangle
wangle
Present
I wangle
you wangle
he/she/it wangles
we wangle
you wangle
they wangle
Preterite
I wangled
you wangled
he/she/it wangled
we wangled
you wangled
they wangled
Present Continuous
I am wangling
you are wangling
he/she/it is wangling
we are wangling
you are wangling
they are wangling
Present Perfect
I have wangled
you have wangled
he/she/it has wangled
we have wangled
you have wangled
they have wangled
Past Continuous
I was wangling
you were wangling
he/she/it was wangling
we were wangling
you were wangling
they were wangling
Past Perfect
I had wangled
you had wangled
he/she/it had wangled
we had wangled
you had wangled
they had wangled
Future
I will wangle
you will wangle
he/she/it will wangle
we will wangle
you will wangle
they will wangle
Future Perfect
I will have wangled
you will have wangled
he/she/it will have wangled
we will have wangled
you will have wangled
they will have wangled
Future Continuous
I will be wangling
you will be wangling
he/she/it will be wangling
we will be wangling
you will be wangling
they will be wangling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wangling
you have been wangling
he/she/it has been wangling
we have been wangling
you have been wangling
they have been wangling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wangling
you will have been wangling
he/she/it will have been wangling
we will have been wangling
you will have been wangling
they will have been wangling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wangling
you had been wangling
he/she/it had been wangling
we had been wangling
you had been wangling
they had been wangling
Conditional
I would wangle
you would wangle
he/she/it would wangle
we would wangle
you would wangle
they would wangle
Past Conditional
I would have wangled
you would have wangled
he/she/it would have wangled
we would have wangled
you would have wangled
they would have wangled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wangle - an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickerywangle - an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
dodge, stratagem, contrivance - an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
Verb1.wangle - achieve something by means of trickery or devious methodswangle - achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
achieve, attain, accomplish, reach - to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
2.wangle - tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
chisel, cheat - engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
juggle - manipulate by or as if by moving around components; "juggle an account so as to hide a deficit"

wangle

verb contrive, engineer, fix (informal), arrange, manipulate, work (informal), manoeuvre, pull off, fiddle (informal), bring off, finagle (informal) He managed to wangle a free ticket for me.

wangle

verb
Informal. To make, achieve, or get through contrivance or guile:
Informal: finagle.
Translations
يَنال بِحيلَه
mingelere
kiügyeskedik
fá meî brögîum
sukombinuoti
dabūt gatavuizmānīt
podvodom získať
hileyle elde etmek

wangle

[ˈwæŋgl]
A. VT [+ job, ticket] → agenciarse
I've wangled an invitation to the receptionme he agenciado una invitación para la recepción
he wangled his way inse las arregló para entrar
can you wangle me a free ticket?¿puedes conseguirme una entrada gratis?
B. Nchanchullo m, truco m

wangle

[ˈwæŋgəl]
(British)
vtsoutirer
He wangled front-row tickets to the concert → Il réussi à soutirer des places au premier rang pour le concert.
to wangle one's way in → réussir à se faire admettre

wangle

(inf)
nSchiebung f (inf), → Mauschelei f (inf); it’s a wangledas ist Schiebung; I think we can arrange some sort of wangleich glaube, wir können es so hinbiegen (inf)or hindrehen (inf)
vt job, ticket etcorganisieren (inf), → verschaffen; to wangle oneself or one’s way insich hineinlavieren or -mogeln (inf); to wangle somebody injdn reinschleusen (inf); he’ll wangle it for youer wird das schon für dich drehen (inf)or deichseln (inf); to wangle money out of somebodyjdm Geld abluchsen (inf); we wangled an extra day offwir haben noch einen zusätzlichen freien Tag rausgeschlagen (inf)

wangle

[ˈwæŋgl] (fam)
1. nastuzia
2. vt (job, ticket) → rimediare or procurare (con l'astuzia); (days off) → ottenere (con l'astuzia)
he wangled his way in → è riuscito ad entrare con un sotterfugio

wangle

(ˈwӕŋgl) verb
to obtain or achieve (something) by trickery. He got us seats for the concert – I don't know how he wangled it.
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