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Word of the Day 11/26/20 Finagle

Finagle (verb)
finagle [ fi-ney-guhl ]


verb (used with object), fi·na·gled, fi·na·gling.
1. to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person) (often followed 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 assignment to the Membership Committee.

verb (used without object), fi·na·gled, fi·na·gling.
3. to practice deception or fraud; scheme.

Sometimes fe·na·gle .

OTHER WORDS FROM FINAGLE
fi·na·gler, noun

WORDS RELATED TO FINAGLE
plot, cheat, contrive, trick, deceive, scheme, manipulate, swindle, wheel and deal

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Origin: An Americanism first recorded in 1925–30; finaig- (variant of fainaigue) + -le

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR FINAGLE
And many would-be conquerors have managed to finagle bits and pieces.
SO YOU WANT TO RULE A KINGDOM? A WACKY HISTORY OF ONE-MAN NATIONS|NINA STROCHLIC|JULY 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Maybe he can finagle a vote before the rage caucus gets fully into gear.
THE SENATE IMMIGRATION...BREAKTHROUGH|MICHAEL TOMASKY|JUNE 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST

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