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wage

noun [S] uk   /weɪdʒ/ ( also wages [plural]) us  
B1 a fixed amount of money that is paid, usually every week, to an employee, especially one who does work that needs physical skills or strength, rather than a job needing a college education: a very low/high wage an hourly/daily/weekly/annual wage He gets/earns/is paid a good wage, because he works for a fair employer. The smaller shops pay very low wages.
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verb [T] uk   /weɪdʒ/ formal us  
to fight a war or organize a series of activities in order to achieve something: Surely the president needs Congress' permission to wage war on another country? They've been waging a long campaign to change the law.
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