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Definition of waged

: compensated by wages waged workers waged labor

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Recent Examples on the Web Giving lip service to health and safety regulations, Trump waged overt war against the regulatory process, rolling back no fewer than 100 environmental rules and bottling up many more. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, "The End of the 40-Year War on Government," 21 Jan. 2021 Then, Akili Smith transferred in from Grossmont College and the two waged one of the more intense quarterback competitions in program history. oregonlive, "Tyler Shough vs. Anthony Brown: Just the latest in a series of great Oregon Ducks QB competitions," 23 Oct. 2020 An Alabama dry cleaners must pay back waged to resolve a labor complaint, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Alabama dry cleaners pays $15,385 in back wages after labor complaint," 15 June 2020 Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda have long waged proxy wars in eastern Congo. The Economist, "“The Champion of Patriotism” Burundi’s outgoing president dies, possibly of covid-19," 11 June 2020 The city state is trying to prevent another resurgence in virus cases after an outbreak centered on its army of low-waged migrant workers sent cases above 35,000. Michelle Jamrisko, Bloomberg.com, "Singapore’s Long Lockdown Challenges Leaders Facing Election," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of waged

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Waged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waged. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of waged

British : earning or paying wages

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