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/ 藞ste瑟d蕭藢m忙n 瑟d蕭 /
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verb (used with object), stage-man路aged, stage-man路ag路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路aged, stage-man路ag路ing.
to work as a stage manager.
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Origin of stage-manage

First recorded in 1875鈥80; back formation from stage manager
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How to use stage-manage in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stage-manage


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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