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verb [transitive] informal     wangle pronunciation in British English
/ˈwæŋɡ(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywangle
he/she/itwangles
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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