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English definition of “manage”

manage

verb
 
 
/ˈmænɪdʒ/
DO SUCCESSFULLY [I, T] B1 to do something or deal with something successfully: Will you be able to manage on your own? [+ to do sth] Anyway, we managed to get there on time.Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduringSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
CONTROL [T] B1 to be in control of an office, shop, team, etc: He used to manage the bookshop on King Street.Managing and organizing
USE TIME/MONEY [T] to use or organize your time or money: He's no good at managing his money.Managing and organizing
HAVE ENOUGH MONEY [I] to have enough money to live: How can anyone manage on such a low income?Paying and spending money
(Definition of manage from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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