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



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