Definition of 'contrive'
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Used Occasionally. contrive is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'contrive'
British English: contrive VERB
If you contrive an event or situation, you succeed in making it happen, often by tricking someone.
The oil companies were accused of contriving a shortage of petrol to justify price increases.
Definition of contrive from the Collins English Dictionary
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