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
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
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