wangle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of wag and dangle, first attested 1810-1820.

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Verb[edit]

wangle (third-person singular simple present wangles, present participle wangling, simple past and past participle wangled)

  1. (transitive) To obtain through manipulative or deceitful methods.
    • "if a country such as China decided to wangle various concessions out of the US government" [1]
  2. (transitive) To falsify, as records.
  3. (intransitive) To achieve through contrivance or cajolery.
    • "manages to wangle his way into the investigation team" [2]

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Noun[edit]

wangle (plural wangles)

  1. The act of wangling

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