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verb as in maneuver

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Former Senator Bill Nelson, who was sworn in as administrator of NASA in May, finagled a junket for himself aboard a space shuttle flight in 1986, as did former Senator Jake Garn the year before.

From Time

Sanders has indicated he might get creative on finagling an indirect way to raise the minimum wage through the tax code.

From Vox

And many would-be conquerors have managed to finagle bits and pieces.

Maybe he can finagle a vote before the rage caucus gets fully into gear.

And above all, don't let anybody finagle you into making any claims about knowing the future.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to finagle, such as: cheat, contrive, deceive, manipulate, plot, and scheme.

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