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Definition of the verb finagle

What does finagle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: finagled | finagling | finagles

  1. achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

Alternative definition of the verb finagle


  1. [transitive] To obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect and usually deceitful methods.
  2. [ambitransitive] To cheat or swindle; to use crafty, deceitful methods. (often with "out of" preceding the object)


Finagle is a fictional character in the 1995 short animated family film Daisy-Head Mayzie.

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Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2010)

by John Ayto, John Simpson

fill filth fin finagle financial finger finito fink fit fit-up five-finger discount Five-O five- to-two. fill verb trans. to fill (someone) in to beat (someone) severely. 1948–. TIMES A naval rating accused of murdering . . . an antique dealer. . .was alleged to ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

finickiest ~finin - finnan ~finis - finis ~finish - finish ~finish - finnish ~Finlee - Finley ~finnaaminaan - phenomenon ~finnaaminool - phenomenal ~finnaaminu - phenomena ~finnaegool - finagle ~finnalee -finale ~finnes -finesse ~Fips - Phipps ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2014)

by Tony Thorne

The word, which is sometimes usedasa regular verb ('to finagle'), is well established in the USA.Itissaid to derivefrom the archaic ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

step, watch one's step Act deviously—finagle Act evasively—prevaricate Act for —represent Act generously—give away Act honestly—play fair Act immediately— lost no time Act in a cautious or noncommittal way—pussyfoot Act in a film or ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

play both ends against the middle; maneuver, scheme, finagle, play a deep game, play tricks (with); be too much for, get the better of, outsmart, ...

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Finagle a Bagel

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Scrabble value of F4I1N1A1G2L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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