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English noun: wangle

1. wangle (cognition) an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery


Synonymswangling


Broader (hypernym)contrivance, dodge, stratagem


English verb: wangle

1. wangle (social) achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods


Synonymsfinagle, manage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

2. wangle (social) tamper, with the purpose of deception


SamplesFudge the figures.
Cook the books.
Falsify the data.


Synonymscook, fake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel


Narrower (hyponym)juggle









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