verb (finagles, finagling, finagled)
- (transitive) To obtain or achieve by indirect, usually deceitful methods: finagle a day off from work
- (intransitive) To cheat; swindle; use crafty, deceitful methods (often with "out of"): shady stockbrokers who finagle their clients out of fortunes
- Dutch: ontfutselen (1), zwendelen (2)
- French: truander
- Americanism from the 1920s, combining fainaigue with the suffix -le
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