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manage

verb uk   /ˈmæn.ɪdʒ/ us  

manage verb (SUCCEED)

B1 [I or T] to succeed in doing something, especially something difficult: [+ to infinitive] Did you manage to get any bread? I only just managed to finish on time. A small dog had somehow managed to survive the fire. I can't manage all this work on my own. Don't worry about us - we'll manage! Can you manage dinner on Saturday? (= Will you be able to come to dinner?)mainly UK I'm afraid I can't manage the time (= I'm too busy) to see you at the moment.Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduringSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling [I] to succeed in living on a small amount of money: After she lost her job, they had to manage on his salary.Budgeting and saving money

manage verb (CONTROL)

B1 [T] to be responsible for controlling or organizing someone or something, especially a business or employees: Has she had any experience of managing large projects? He's not very good at managing people. His job involved managing large investment funds. When you have a job as well as children to look after, you have to learn how to manage your time.
See also
Managing and organizing
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