ˈangle for sth


ˈangle for sth
phrasal verb
informal
to try to make someone give you something without asking for it directly
She didn't want Ron thinking that she was angling for sympathy.[/ex]

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  • come — 1 /kVm/ verb past tense came past participle come MOVE 1 (I) a word meaning to move towards someone, or to visit or arrive at a place, used when the person speaking or the person listening is in that place: Come a little closer. | Sarah s coming… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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