Definitions for finaglefɪˈneɪ gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fi•na•glefɪˈneɪ gəl(v.)-gled, -gling.

  1. (v.t.)to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person) (often fol. by out of):

    He finagled the backers out of a fortune.

  2. to get or achieve (something) by guile, trickery, or manipulation:

    to finagle an invitation.

  3. (v.i.)to practice deception or fraud; scheme.

Origin of finagle:

1925–30, Amer.; alter. of dial. (W, SW England) fainaigue to shirk, renege

fi•na′gler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wangle, finagle, manage(verb)

    achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

Wiktionary

  1. finagle(Verb)

    To obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect and usually deceitful methods.

    ...finagle a day off from work.

  2. finagle(Verb)

    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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