None,” said spokesman Kong Man-keung, “and to say we allow them to operate is grossly inaccurate.
It is likely that the state will operate without a budget all year long.
Characters did not operate under some preconceived, TV-land set of rules.
“We felt very strongly that if we operate efficiently that we could pay more,” Moorhouse said.
“We were forced to operate as if we were running some Kingston sound system clash,” recalls Parkes.
It can operate on grades and curves that are impossible with the railroad.
There was no doubt we could operate from this region, and secure the capture of the fugitives.
Must pass an examination equal to that required to obtain a permit or license to operate an automobile in her community.
It took more than butchers, the Marquis found, to operate a slaughter-house.
The men who are hired to operate the cars rarely stay more than a week or so.
c.1600, "to be in effect," back-formation from operation, or else from Latin operatus, past participle of operari "to work, labor, toil, take pains" (in Late Latin "to have effect, be active, cause"). Surgical sense is first attested 1799. Meaning "to work machinery" is from 1864 in American English. Related: Operated; operating. Operating system in the computer sense is from 1961.
operate op·er·ate (ŏp'ə-rāt')
v. op·er·at·ed, op·er·at·ing, op·er·ates
To perform surgery.