wangling


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Related to wangling: seek out, sought out, overhyped, loured, bemuses, dropping by

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.

wangling

(ˈwæŋɡlɪŋ)
n
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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wangling - an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickerywangling - 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"
Translations

wangling

[ˈwæŋglɪŋ] Nchanchullos mpl, trucos mpl

wangling

n (inf)Schiebung f (inf); there’s a lot of wangling goes onda gibts ziemlich viel Schiebung (inf)or Mauschelei (inf)

wangling

[ˈwæŋglɪŋ] n (fam) → astuzia
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