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]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • angle — an|gle1 W3S3 [ˈæŋgəl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin angulus] 1.) the space between two straight lines or surfaces that join each other, measured in degrees an angle of sth ▪ an angle of 45° angle of ▪ the angles of a triangle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • angle — 1 noun (C) 1 the space between two straight lines or surfaces that touch or cross each other, measured in degrees: an angle of 45o see also: right angle 2 a position from which you look at something or photograph it: This drawing of the monastery …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • angle*/*/ — [ˈæŋg(ə)l] noun [C] I 1) the shape that is made where two lines or surfaces join each other An angle that measures 90 degrees is a right angle.[/ex] 2) the direction from which something comes, or the direction from which you look at something,… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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  • come — come1 W1S1 [kʌm] v past tense came [keım] past participle come ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move towards somebody/something)¦ 2¦(go with somebody)¦ 3¦(travel to a place)¦ 4¦(post)¦ 5¦(happen)¦ 6¦(reach a level/place)¦ 7¦(be produce …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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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  • rough — 1 /rVf/ adjective 1 NOT SMOOTH having an uneven surface: Her hands were rough from hard work. | A rough track led to the farm. | rough grass opposite smooth 1 (1) 2 NOT EXACT not exact or not containing many details approximate: This is just a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • square — square1 W3S2 [skweə US skwer] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shape)¦ 2¦(angle)¦ 3 square metre/mile etc 4 5 feet/2 metres etc square 5¦(level)¦ 6 square meal 7¦(body)¦ 8 all square 9 (all) square 10 square deal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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