wangle

wangle
wangler, n.
/wang"geuhl/, v., wangled, wangling, n.
v.t.
1. to bring about, accomplish, or obtain by scheming or underhand methods: to wangle an invitation.
2. to falsify or manipulate for dishonest ends: to wangle business records.
v.i.
3. to use contrivance, scheming, or underhand methods to obtain some goal or result.
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)]
Syn. 1. maneuver, finagle, engineer, wheedle.

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