stage-manage

verb stage-man·age \ ˈstāj-ˌma-nij \

Definition of stage-manage

stage-managed; stage-managing; stage-manages
1 a : to arrange or exhibit so as to achieve a desired effect
b : to arrange or direct from behind the scenes
2 : to act as stage manager for

stage management

noun

Origin and Etymology of stage-manage

back-formation from stage manager


STAGE-MANAGE Defined for English Language Learners

stage-manage

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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