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To contrive of (something) using skill or ingenuity
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“The real miracle, though, is that you could contrive a way to have a food crisis.”
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Manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation
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“Where other managements would somehow contrive to squeeze double the number of rooms within the same confines, they always seems to go in the opposite direction, as though trying to see how few rooms he can incorporate.”
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To make secret plans, especially to do something illicit or unlawful
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To bring about or cause something to happen
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To carry out a plan with a specific purpose in mind
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To indulge in fantasies about something desired
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To succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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Attempt to get
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Bring to mind
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To build or alter according to personal preferences or specifications
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To ascertain through analysis or investigation
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