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- v. To manipulate a situation, especially by asking favours of others; to use one's influence with others to attain a desired goal.
- v. before “strings”) To control a person, organization, or situation by operating behind the scenes, as a puppeteer controls a marionette.
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- v. influence or control shrewdly or deviously
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