wangle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wangle achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    • v wangle tamper, with the purpose of deception "Fudge the figures","cook the books","falsify the data"
    • n wangle an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
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Quotations

  • Robert Brault
    Robert Brault
    “The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions.”

Usage

In literature:

We'll wangle something from my father-in-law.
"Indiscretions of Archie" by P. G. Wodehouse
Miss Wangle was up long ago.
"The Master Builder" by Henrik Ibsen
One cannot wangle it.
"The Little Warrior" by P. G. Wodehouse
GERALD'S WANGLED THE D.S.O.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, October 31, 1917" by Various
Dalrymple told me he rather fancied he could wangle me a bungalow.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 5, 1919" by Various
He's always right in there wangling for his own.
"A Yankee in the Trenches" by R. Derby Holmes
Wangling himself into the sweet child's confidence.
"More William" by Richmal Crompton
Get some rest, and then try to wangle an invitation for the two of us to dinner at Thalvan Dras' apartments this evening.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
I guess we'd best wangle ourselves off!
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
He never did a stroke of work that he could possibly "wangle" out of.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
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In poetry:

And you? I know your record. You went sick
When orders looked unwholesome: then, with trick
And lie, you wangled home. And here you are,
Still talking big and boozing in a bar.
"Atrocities" by Siegfried Sassoon

In news:

It was never in the cards that more than a handful of DU students or grassroots Colorado Democrats would wangle tickets to Wednesday's Presidential Debate.
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