English translation of 'manigancer'
Verb Table transitive verb
to be up to ⧫ to plot
Il est en train de manigancer quelque chose, c’est sûr. He’s up to something, I’m sure of it. ⧫ He’s plotting something, I’m sure of it.
Il se demandait ce qu’elles étaient en train de manigancer. He wondered what they were up to. ⧫ He wondered what they were cooking up.
On manigançait un complot contre le roi. A plot was being hatched against the king.
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Example Sentences Including 'manigancer'
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Dans le secret de son bureau, l'alerte septuagénaire se plaît à manigancer des alliances improbables.Le Monde (1998)
Je n'arrive pas à croire que Samper ait la capacité de manigancer une histoire pareille.
Le secret est protégé : militants et sympathisants sont tenus à l'écart de ce qui peut se manigancer entre opérateurs.Le Monde (2002)
Trends of 'manigancer'
Used Rarely. manigancer is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'manigancer' in Other Languages
British English: scheme VERB
If you say that people are scheming, you mean that they are making secret plans in order to gain something for themselves.
Everyone's always scheming and plotting.
...thinking and scheming years into the future.
Translation of manigancer from the Collins French to English Dictionary
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