pull off, U.S. Inf. swing; manipulate, pull strings or wires, influence, throw one's weight around; weasel [s.t.] out of [s.o.], get [s.t.] out of [s.o.].
want, v. 1. desire, wish or wish for, long for, desiderate; yearn for, hope for, care for, pine for, sigh for; hanker after, have a yen for, covet, fancy, have a fancy for; have an eye to, be attracted to, have a mind to, have at heart, be bent upon, set one's heart on, ask for the moon; crave, hunger for, thirst for, lust after, burn for, Inf. be wild or mad about, SI. have the hots for.
2. need, require, necessitate, demand, call for, have occasion for, have need of; lack, not suffice, be inadequate or insufficient, stand or be in need of, be without, miss; be deficient in, be short of, Inf. be shy, be absent, be missing or lacking, be devoid of, be empty of, be bereft of, be deprived of.
3. feel inclined, feel like, wish, prefer, feel prone to. -n. 4. need, exigency, requirement, demand, request, requisite, prerequisite, necessity; desire, wish, hope, craving, appetite.
5. absence, lack, default, dearth; deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, shortness, smallness, paucity, scarcity, scarceness, scantiness, shortage.
6. neediness, poverty, destitution, privation, penury, indigence; impecuniousness, impecuniosity, pennilessness, pauperism, beggary, mendicancy; insolvency, bankruptcy, straits, extremity, difficulty.
wanting, adj. 1. in want of, lacking, needing, in need of, short or short of, Inf. shy; absent, missing, out of, destitute of, empty of, void of, devoid of, deprived of, bereft of, bankrupt of, unpossessed of, shorn of, stripped of, divested of.
2. deficient, incomplete, limited, unfinished, partial, sketchy, patchy; imperfect, defective, flawed, faulty, unsound, damaged, impaired; inferior, mediocre, soso, Inf. leaving something to be desired, second-rate; inadequate, incommensurate, unsatisfactory, unacceptable, not good enough, not up to par, not up to snuff; disappointing, poor, sorry, Inf. no-good, bad, SI. lousy, SI. crummy, careless, shoddy, shabby, sloppy, half-baked, SI. half-assed.
-prep. 3. lacking, without, sans; less, minus.
wanton, adj. 1. malicious, spiteful, vicious, cruel, malevolent; unjustifiable, groundless, needless, unnecessary; unmotivated, uncalled-for, unprovoked, gratuitous.
2. deliberate, willful, calculated; headstrong, froward, perverse, contrary, refractory, intractable, unmanageable, fractious, wayward, unruly.
3. careless, disregardful, mindless; reckless, rash, precipitate, hasty, heedless; inconsiderate, irresponsible, devil-may-care; thoughtless, capricious, arbitrary.
4. lewd, lecherous, lubricous, satyric, satyrlike, goatish, ruttish, SI. horny; lustful, randy, SI. hot or hot for, Scot. cadgey; concupiscent, prurient, libidinous, salacious; carnal, sensual, voluptuous, erotic; licentious, loose, Cyprian, abandoned, incontinent, intemperate; debauched, rakish, rakehell, dissolute, dissipated, profligate; promiscuous, whorish, of easy virtue, SI. cheap, shameless; immodest, impure, unchaste, unvirtuous.
5. luxurious, opulent, sumptuous, costly, rich, posh, lavish, extravagant.
-n. 6. profligate, rake, rakehell, roud, libertine, debauchee, dissipater, Inf. rip; voluptuary, sensualist, sybarite, hedonist; reprobate, degenerate, pervert, sodomite, bugger; lecher, satyr, Pathol, satyromaniac; philanderer, lover, lover boy, seducer, playboy, womanizer, wencher, SI. stud, Don Juan, Casanova, Lo-