[ UK /wˈænɡə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈwæŋɡəɫ/ ]
VERB
  1. tamper, with the purpose of deception
    falsify the data
    cook the books
    Fudge the figures
  2. achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
NOUN
  1. an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
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How To Use wangle In A Sentence

  • I'd love to go to the match tomorrow do you think you can wangle it?
  • I've been posted various places, managed to wangle this assignment a year and a half ago. FOLLY
  • The King looked after him, with some wonder at this want of breeding, which, however, he imputed to his visitor’s insular education, and then again began to twangle his viol. Anne of Geierstein
  • I'd love to go to the match tomorrow do you think you can wangle it?
  • I'll be so jealous if you manage to wangle an invitation to his house.
  • Dan was not much in the humour for tunes, but he said, "Ay, Joe, give us a one, man-alive," and Joe struck up with twangle and squeak. Strangers at Lisconnel
  • That the martial clangour of a trumpet had something in it vastly more grand, heroic, and sublime, than the twingle twangle of a Jews-harp; that the delicate flexure of a rose-twig, when the half-blown flower is heavy with the tears of the dawn, was infinitely more beautiful and elegant than the upright stub of a burdock; and that from something innate and independent of all associations of ideas; - these I had set down as irrefragable, orthodox truths, until perusing your book shook my faith. The Letters of Robert Burns
  • A busy couple of days ensues: I managed to wangle out of the workplace Christmas do this year, but our own department's Christmas lunch is coming up.
  • She managed to wangle an invitation to the reception.
  • In fact, if I can wangle it, I'm going to get myself into the army catering corps. THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN
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