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  1. con·trive
    IPA[kənˈtrīv]
  2. verb

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: contrive, 3rd person present: contrives, gerund or present participle: contriving, past tense: contrived, past participle: contrived

    • verb

      create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice:

      manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation:

    • adjective

      deliberately created rather than arising naturally or spontaneously.

      created or arranged in a way that seems artificial and unrealistic:

    • adjective

      deliberately created rather than arising naturally or spontaneously.

      created or arranged in a way that seems artificial and unrealistic:

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