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v. wan·gled, wan·gling, wan·gles Informal
To obtain or achieve by cleverness or deceit, especially in persuading someone: She wangled the job even though she had no training.
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.
1. the act or an instance of getting something by devious or illicit methods
2. the act or an instance of manipulating or falsifying a situation, action, etc for fraudulent ends