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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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Solo even finagles his way into sharing William's motel room, doing the man's laundry unasked, testing his pills behind his back and goading the old man into revealing details of his past.
Imogene snatches the job and finagles her way to NYC for the summer, where a whole new set of catastrophes begins.
No, it's same old, same old City Hall, spouting nice words while carrying out the same old finagles.
Mort finagles a nice old couple into purchasing an expensive therapeutic bed they don't really need, for more money than advertised, on the poorest terms around.
Spurring his salvation is a gay inmate named Horst, a would-be nurse who stirs Max's dormant heart after Max finagles Horst a mindless job lifting rocks to keep him company.