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wan·gle [wáng g’l] transitive verb (past wan·gled, past participle wan·gled, present participle wan·gling, 3rd person present singular wan·gles)
1.get something deviously: to get something using indirect and sometimes deceitful methods (informal) •I’m trying to wangle some time off work.
2.falsify accounts: to manipulate accounts or records, usually deceitfully
noun (plural wan·gles)
dishonest method: a devious means of accomplishing something
[Late 19th century. Origin uncertain: perhaps a variant of waggle . The meaning “to get something deviously” evolved from printer’s slang, “to manipulate type to achieve a desired appearance.”]
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wan·gle ( wăng ' gəl ) v. Informal. , -gled , -gling , -gles . v.tr. To make,
achieve, or get by contrivance: wangled a job for which she had no.