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verb tr., intr.: To plot or scheme.
From Latin machinari (to contrive), from machina (device). Ultimately from the Indo-European root magh- (to be able, have power), which is also the source of might, may, dismay, and magic. Earliest documented use: 1537.
"Most storylines in The Bold and the Beautiful revolve around characters who manipulate and machinate for love and money."
Christina Hoag; Skid Row Featured in Soap Opera; AP (New York); Jun 12, 2011
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