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To create or think of by clever use of the imagination
“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
“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 engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends
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