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Definition of wangle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wangle
he / she / it wangles
past simple wangled
-ing form wangling
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to get something that you want by persuading someone or by tricking them wangle something She had wangled an invitation to the opening night. We should be able to wangle it so that you can start tomorrow. He managed to wangle his way into the class. wangle something from/out of somebody I'll try to wangle some money out of my parents. wangle somebody something He had wangled her a seat on the plane.
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