stage-manage

[ steyj-man-ij ]
/ ˈsteɪdʒˌmæn ɪdʒ /
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verb (used with object), stage-man·aged, stage-man·ag·ing.

to work as a stage manager for: When he wasn't acting, he stage-managed a repertory theater.
to arrange or stage in order to produce a theatrical or spectacular effect: The clients were most impressed with the way she stage-managed the whole presentation.
to arrange or direct unobtrusively or in secret: He stage-managed Mediterranean black-market operations from his secluded villa on the Riviera.

verb (used without object), stage-man·aged, stage-man·ag·ing.

to work as a stage manager.

Origin of stage-manage

First recorded in 1875–80; back formation from stage manager
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British Dictionary definitions for stage-manage

stage-manage

verb

to work as stage manager for (a play, etc)
(tr) to arrange, present, or supervise from behind the scenesto stage-manage a campaign

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