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According to WordNet, the verb "contrive" has 3 sense(s).
201638368 make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack".
201632411 come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light".
201632897 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".
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