English version

angle for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishangle for something phrasal verbTRY TO DO OR GET somethingto try to get something you want without asking directly for it She was obviously angling for an invitation. I didn’t want him to think I was just angling for sympathy. angle→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
angle for She was a player like everyone else, angling for a position.With dozens of factions angling for a second invasion, something had to happen soon.And he will angle for an early official visit to Washington.Instead we angled for lower-paying jobs in corporate finance.If over 5°, use bank, but less than Rate 1 angle for small heading changes. 4.Their other job was to ensure that the capsule was oriented at the correct angle for the remaining descent.Votes of religious conservatives could decide the election, and all the candidates are angling for their support.The bullets had followed each other too quickly from different angles for them to have been fired by the same person.
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Verb table
angle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyangle
he, she, itangles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyangled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave angled
he, she, ithas angled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad angled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill angle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have angled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam angling
he, she, itis angling
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you, we, theyare angling
Past
I, he, she, itwas angling
you, we, theywere angling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been angling
he, she, ithas been angling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been angling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be angling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been angling
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