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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of finagle.


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  • To ensure consistency the vintner finagles the yeasts, chemicals, etc., so the cheap bottle should not and does not have any individuality (in terms of vineyard, year, etc.).

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  • Astronomers also must hustle for time on coveted telescopes, and you can ' t help admiring Mr. Brown ' s moxie as he commandeers a powerful but nearly obsolete telescope for his research or finagles unofficial time on the Hubble.

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  • Rose, hitherto a lowly paid waitress, finagles her way into the profession by sporting a white van with her company logo, Sunshine Cleaners, emblazoned on the side of the truck.

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  • The only question remaining is how she finagles stealing this thing, and if the spineless Democratic leadership and base allow her to do that.

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  • If Hillary somehow finagles the nomination in August after a destructive convention battle, she's going to have to do just as much if not more bridge-building in the party to justify what she did in overturning the will of the Democratic electorate.

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  • The Obama strategy does nothing to change the basic dynamics of the homegrown auto sector -- a labor monopoly combined with endless finagles in Washington to help the Big Three survive competition from Japanese, German and Korean auto makers.

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  • Before the obsessive-compulsive San Francisco detective takes a rest, though, viewers will get to watch as he tries to solve the murder of his beloved wife, Trudy, finagles to get reinstated to the San Francisco Police Department and serves as a bodyguard for his favorite actress, played by Elizabeth Perkins.

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  • Is there any way, with the way she finagles words and everything like that, if she just breaks down and says, They ` re going to find you guilty if you don ` t plea, she can any way plead insane and say, OK, I did it, but I wasn ` t in my right mind, and get off on a lesser charge?

    CNN Transcript May 6, 2009

  • The employment agency is reluctant to give her another assignment so she finagles her way into a job with Deylssia LaFosse, an American actress/singer who has not one, not two, but three lovers that she's trying to juggle including Michael, a pianist who is madly in love with her and wants to marry her, but of course he's broke.

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  • With the whole enterprise near collapse and in desperate need of a Hail Mary play, Dodge finagles to secure the services of Carter Rutherford (the bland John Krasinski), an Ivy League star with real marquee value.

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