Translation of "manage" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈmæn.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈmæn.ədʒ/

manage verb (SUCCEED)

B1 [ I or T ] to succeed in doing or dealing with something, especially something difficult

[ + to infinitive ] Did you manage to get any bread? 你搞到面包了吗?
I only just managed to finish on time. 我勉强按时完成。
A small dog had somehow managed to survive the fire. 一只小狗在火灾中侥幸逃生。
I can't manage all this work on my own. 我自己一人无法完成全部工作。
Don't worry about us - we'll manage! 别担心我们——我们能应付!
mainly UK I'm afraid I can't manage the time (= to find enough time) to see you at the moment. 我现在恐怕抽不出时间去见你。

[ I ] to succeed in living on a small amount of money

After she lost her job, they had to manage on his salary. 她失业后,他们不得不靠他的薪水勉强过日子。

More examples

  • The car's quite full, but we could manage to squeeze another couple of people in.
  • How did you manage to get such a great job?
  • I don't know how actors manage to learn all those lines.
  • I'm afraid I have to go out for a while - will you be able to manage on your own?
  • How do you manage to work in this heat without air conditioning?

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? 她有管理大型项目的经验吗?
He's not very good at managing people. 他不是很善于领导别人。
His job involved managing large investment funds. 他的工作涉及管理巨额投资基金。
When you have a job as well as children to look after, you have to learn how to manage your time. 当你既要工作又要照顾孩子时,就必须学会如何分配时间。
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More examples

  • I saw a harried-looking mother at the checkout trying to manage two small children and a mountain of shopping.
  • This mousse says it's designed to make hair glossy and easier to manage.
  • This is my first experience of managing other people, but I need to appear confident.
  • Derek manages our Agricultural Division.
  • There must be a better way to manage our household finances than this!

(Translation of “manage” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)