finagle

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  • verb

Synonyms for finagle

to make, achieve, or get through contrivance or guile

to take clever or cunning steps to achieve one's goals

Synonyms for finagle

achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

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Ellen then finagles her way into becoming Thompson's assistant and tries to persuade her to come out publicly.
A light send-up of erotic science fiction fantasies in the heat of summer escapism, Aeros (please note the pun) sends multicolored aliens onstage and finagles a love interest between an apparently human male pilot ISantillano) and a female alien (Rebecca Anderson).
The principle is understood by every practicinglawyer, accountant, and investment banker in America: red tape multiplies in parallel with the profusion of finagles it seeks to contain, and vice versa.
Taxpayers United's lawsuit against the State of Michigan will be activated in Ingham County court Judge James Giddings' courtroom immediately after Engler finagles a majority vote out of the Joint Senate-House Capital Outlay Committee.
Even when the Valley is in line, the MTA usually finagles a way to cancel its route, and there's nothing to suggest it has changed its profligate ways.