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English definition of “man”


verb [T] (OPERATE)   /mæn/ (-nn-)
to be present in order to operate something, such as equipment or a service : Man the pumps ! The phones are manned 24 hours a day . Note: Some people dislike this use of man because it does not seem to give women equal importance with men. They prefer to use other words, such as operate and staff.
(Definition of man verb (OPERATE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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