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English definition of “staff”


verb [T]     /stɑːf/ HR, WORKPLACE
to provide workers for a particular organization: We are looking for up to 50 bilingual people to staff the call staffed by/with The law centre is staffed by professional lawyers and advisers.
(Definition of staff verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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