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verb [transitive] informal wangle pronunciation in British English /ˈwæŋɡ(ə)l/
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present tense
present participlewangling
past tensewangled
past participlewangled
  1. to get something by tricking someone or by persuading them in an indirect way
    I decided to try and wangle an invitation to her party.
    It sounds like he’s trying to wangle your legacy from you.
    We’ve managed to wangle her a flat below us.
    wangle it: We’ll wangle it so that you can start tomorrow.

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 wangle pronunciation in British English noun [countable]
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… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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