Definitions for finaglefɪˈneɪ gəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fi•na•glefɪˈneɪ gəl(v.)-gled, -gling.
(v.t.)to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person) (often fol. by out of):
He finagled the backers out of a fortune.
to get or achieve (something) by guile, trickery, or manipulation:
to finagle an invitation.
(v.i.)to practice deception or fraud; scheme.
Origin of finagle:
1925–30, Amer.; alter. of dial. (W, SW England) fainaigue to shirk, renege
wangle, finagle, manage(verb)
achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
To obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect and usually deceitful methods.
...finagle a day off from work.
To cheat or swindle; to use crafty, deceitful methods. (often with "out of" preceding the object)
...shady stockbrokers who finagle their clients out of fortunes.
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