Meaning of finagle

fi•na•gle

Pronunciation: (fi-nā'gul), [key]
— v., -gled, -gling.
—v.t.
  1. to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person) (often fol. by out of&hasp;): He finagled the backers out of a fortune.
  2. to get or achieve (something) by guile, trickery, or manipulation: to finagle an assignment to the Membership Committee.
—v.i.
  1. to practice deception or fraud; scheme.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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