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To act in preparation for something
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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
“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 obtain, arrange, or achieve by deceitful methods or by trickery
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To indulge in fantasies about something desired
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Attempt to get
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To make a false show or pretense of
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To ascertain through analysis or investigation
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To build or alter according to personal preferences or specifications
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