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Overview of verb contrive

The verb contrive has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) plan, project, contrive, design

(make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack")

2. (1) invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge

(come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light")

3. project, cast, contrive, throw

(put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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