stage–manage

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verb stage–man·age \-ˌma-nij\

Definition of stage–manage

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to arrange or exhibit so as to achieve a desired effectb :  to arrange or direct from behind the scenes

  3. 2 :  to act as stage manager for

stage management

noun

Origin and Etymology of stage–manage

back-formation from stage manager


First Known Use: 1879


STAGE–MANAGE Defined for English Language Learners

stage–manage

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verb stage–man·age \-ˌma-nij\

Definition of stage–manage for English Language Learners

  • : to organize the details of (a performance in a theater)

  • : to carefully plan and arrange (something) in order to achieve a desired effect


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