French translation of 'contrive'
- (= bring about) [situation]
- (= improvise) [object]
- (= manage)
to contrive to do sth
s'arranger pour faire qch,
trouver le moyen de faire qch
Example Sentences Including 'contrive'
I tried to contrive some way to get close to either Civil Bresinga's wine glass or his plate, but to no avail.THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
He might signal her, might discreetly contrive to pass her a note.When the Apricots Bloom
Too much risk of exposure at immigration, without the sort of elaborate cover they can't afford to give themselves the time to contrive.Lohengrin
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Translation of contrive from the Collins English to French Dictionary