verb (used with object), man·aged, man·ag·ing.
verb (used without object), man·aged, man·ag·ing.
- mana motuhake,
- manage up,
- managed bonds,
- managed care
Origin of manage
Examples from the Web for managed
The al Qaeda-linked gunmen shot back, but only managed to injure one officer before they were taken out.
Then she managed to struggle a mile through dark, rainy woods.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We've managed to survive, and I want to be a part of that tradition.
The Chief who went through World War I and then managed to get back into World War II.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He seemed to get a little turned around on the way but managed to reach what might have been presumed to be his destination.
The common serpent was unknown to us; but with our voices alone we managed to make a formidable noise.Christmas Stories from French and Spanish writers|Antoinette Ogden
But after a few seconds he managed to blurt out: "It's your husband's house."Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess|Henry W. Fischer
Cecil confidently thought and said of the intriguing woman who managed his patron.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
Avon now managed to loosen the loop sufficiently 260 to slip it off the imprisoned leg.The Great Cattle Trail|Edward S. Ellis
Sometimes I managed to live fairly well, sometimes I suffered.The Stories of the Three Burglars|Frank Richard Stockton
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for manage
1560s, probably from Italian maneggiare "to handle," especially "to control a horse," ultimately from Latin noun manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)). Influenced by French manège "horsemanship" (earliest English sense was of handling horses), which also was from Italian. Extended to other objects or business from 1570s. Slang sense of "get by" first recorded 1650s. Related: Managed; managing. Managed economy was used by 1933.