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Overview of verb manage

The verb manage has 7 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (27) pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage

(be successful; achieve a goal; "She succeeded in persuading us all"; "I managed to carry the box upstairs"; "She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it"; "The pianist negociated the difficult runs")

2. (5) manage, deal, care, handle

(be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old")

3. (3) cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage

(come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day")

4. (3) oversee, supervise, superintend, manage

(watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?")

5. (2) wangle, finagle, manage

(achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods)

6. do, manage

(carry on or function; "We could do with a little more help around here")

7. wield, handle, manage

(handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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